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  •  Thanks for reposting that poll result diary (6+ / 0-)

    I'd missed the news about majority support for an assault weapons ban. Hopefully, if they try to reinstate one, they'll do a better job than the last one, plagued to hell and back with loopholes and grandfather clauses. It's almost funny how hard the NRA fights against something that gun enthusiasts consider so toothless. Makes me wonder.

    There is nothing so ridiculous that some philosopher has not said it. -- Cicero

    by tytalus on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 10:42:36 AM PST

    •  There isn't majority support: (0+ / 0-)

      USA Today/Gallup Poll:

      "Are you for or against a law which would make it illegal to manufacture, sell, or possess semi-automatic guns known as assault rifles?"

       12/19-22/12
      For: 44%
      Against: 51%
      Unsure: 5%

      Pew Research Center

       "Banning semi-automatic guns, which automatically reload when the trigger is pulled"

       12/17-19/12
       Favor: 44%
      Oppose: 49%
      Unsure: 7%

      Americans like me still like our guns and aren't ready to hand them over simply because the minority wants them.  Taking my AR, which is primariliy used for hunting is a deal breaker for me.  I thought our party got past these terrible debates long ago.  Now I fight my own party.  Luckily most Americans agree with me.

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