From the Washington Post/ABC poll taken April 11-14, 2013.
/ABC poll shows
little deviation in American views about new gun legislation from what we've been seeing in other polls since the elementary school slaughter in Newtown, Connecticut, four months ago. Americans, the poll showed, still support changes that would tighten rules on owning firearms. By a small plurality, however, 49 percent to 45 percent, they disapprove of how President Obama is handling the matter.
The poll, which also inquired about views on immigration, budget cuts, jobs and the economy, included 13 questions on guns.
• Would you support or oppose a law requiring a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons? 56 percent supported, 42 percent opposed.
• Would you support or oppose a law requiring a nationwide ban on high-capacity ammunition clips, meaning those containing more than 10 bullets? 56 percent support, 41 percent oppose.
• Would you support or oppose a law requiring background checks on people buying guns at gun shows or online? 86 percent support, 13 percent oppose.
• Say someone legally sells a gun that later is used in a crime. Do you think the crime victim should or should not be able to sue the gun seller for damages? 24 percent say they should be able to sue, 72 percent say they should not.
• Do you or does anyone in your house own a gun, or not? 43 percent say yes, 55 percent say no.
Please continue reading more gun questions and poll analysis below the fold.
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