Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Public Wants Something Done About Gun Deaths In The U.S.

These charts are from the most recent Quinnipiac University Poll -- done between December 16th and 20th of a random national sample of 1,140 registered voters, with a margin of error of 2.9 points.

This survey just verifies what poll after poll has shown. Americans think it is too easy (55%) to buy a gun in the United States -- especially for terrorists, criminals, and dangerous psychotics. A whopping 89% want the loopholes in the background check law for gun buyers to be closed. About 83% want those on the terrorist watch list to be banned from buying a firearm. And 58% say they want the sale of assault weapons in this country to be against the law.

That means it makes no sense why congressional Republicans (and far too many Democrats) refuse to change our nation's gun laws in a sensible and constitutional way. They are either bought and paid for by the NRA, don't care about the lives of innocent Americans, or are total idiots -- maybe all three.

No person should be able to buy a gun anywhere or from anyone without going through a background check. No one on the government's terrorist watch list should be able to buy any kind of gun at all. And no one has a legitimate need to own an assault weapon, which has only one purpose -- the killing of large numbers of other humans.And anyone in Congress who disagrees should be voted out of office -- the sooner, the better.

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