Gun Polls–Fake Polls or Usable Data

Is it time to talk gun safety yet? If so, here is a list of doable things:
1. Universal background checks (90% public support)
2. Ban assault weapons (57% public support)
3. Ban bump stocks (82% public support)
4. Close gun show loopholes (90% public support)
5. Stricter gun laws (64% public support)
Every American that cares more about life than guns, should NOT vote for any candidate that does not publicly support these positions.

I receive the above message on my Facebook page. I wished the writer would have given me the sources for those facts and when those polls were taken.  Without that information, and that other polls may show different results and that we keep hearing about “Fake News”, this information is almost worthless. I am not suggesting these figures are false, but I would not re-post it until I checked out all of the data.

Before I received te above  post, I found the following information from Politicfact.com It was posted on October 3, 2017–just after the Las Vegas shooting.  Notice the chart has listed polls from 2016 and 2017, the question that was asked, and the results. The actual article has links for five of the six polls listed. Clink here to see the article, and be able to use the links. I believe this is usable data.

 

 

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Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.
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3 Responses to Gun Polls–Fake Polls or Usable Data

  1. whungerford says:

    I have little faith in background checks. Currently they are designed to fail–worthless. They depend on the unproven idea that potential criminals can be identified before they act, which is a dubious proposition. They are unlikely to ever be effective unless all guns are registered, and the registered owner is held responsible for any misuse.

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  2. Rynstone says:

    1. Universal background checks (90% public support)
    What is a universal background check?
    There are universal background check for all gun purchases from all legal registered new and used firearms dealers. The FL school murder and the Las Vegas murder passed background checks. The law enforcement bureaucracy failed in FL. (Both the FBI and the Broward County Sheriff Dept.)

    The recent shooting in at the Church in TX was again a failure of Government bureaucracy in stopping a NICS approved purchase.

    Usually there are no arrests and convictions of felons who try top purchase a firearm and fail the NICS check.

    2. Ban assault weapons (57% public support)
    what is an “assault” weapon ? Please be specific

    3. Ban bump stocks (82% public support)
    Used in only one mass shooting and makes a firearm mush less accurate?

    4. Close gun show loopholes (90% public support)
    What is the gun show loophole?
    There are universal background check for all gun purchases from all legal registered new and used firearms dealers at gun shoes. In a few states, including NY State and CT a NICS background check is required for all private citizen to private citizen firearm sales

    5. Stricter gun laws (64% public support)
    What are some examples of “stricter” gun laws?

    Support the “FIX The NICS” Bill
    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s2135

    How can we have an honest discussion on firearm safety when CNN has a Town Hall with all of those emotional grieving friends, family and local citizens so soon after a horrific mass shooting !?!?!? ALL THEY TRIED TO DO WAS PAINT THE NRA AS THE ENEMY AND RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTING WHICH IT WAS NOT.

    The students have now allowed themselves to be politicized, funded and organized by all of the left wing anti-gun crown and anti Trump crow This is both disappointing and disgusting.

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