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Gun Control



Poll #967772 Firearms

Do you own or use firearms (guns)?

Yes
21(20.0%)
No
84(80.0%)

What type of guns should people be allowed to possess?

None at all
26(25.2%)
Rifles suitable for hunting
11(10.7%)
Handguns
1(1.0%)
Semi-automatic weapons
0(0.0%)
Assault rifles
0(0.0%)
Automatic weapons
0(0.0%)
Antique rifles and pistols
1(1.0%)
No restrictions whatsoever as long as a person meets the legal requirements
11(10.7%)

Who should be allowed to possess a gun?

No one
3(2.8%)
Persons who require one in the course of the job like police or soldiers
21(19.8%)
Persons who belong to gun clubs
0(0.0%)
Hunters with valid hunting licenses
1(0.9%)
Anyone for the purpose of protecting themselves or their home
2(1.9%)
Anyone who is not a criminal
3(2.8%)
Anyone at all
0(0.0%)

Who should not be allowed to possess a gun?

Anyone with a criminal record
2(2.0%)
Persons with a criminal record for any violent offence
0(0.0%)
Anyone with a criminal record for an offence involving a weapon
1(1.0%)
Anyone with a history of mental illness
1(1.0%)
Anyone the police feel should not have a gun
0(0.0%)
Some other class of persons not included in this list (please comment)
1(1.0%)
Everyone should be allowed to have a gun
2(2.0%)

An ad by the NRA says "guns don't kill people, people kill people." Do you agree with that statement?

Yes
59(55.7%)
No
47(44.3%)

What do you think "the right to bear arms" refers to?

Every person's right to arm themselves, including with a gun
11(10.6%)
Every person's right to arm themselves, including with a gun unless they lose that privilege for good cause
35(33.7%)
The right of certain persons selected by the government to arm themselves including with a gun
3(2.9%)
The right of the nation to have a militia or an armed force
36(34.6%)
Something else completely
8(7.7%)
I'm not sure
11(10.6%)

Do incidents like Columbine or today's shootings in Virginia change your opinion about guns?

Yes
11(10.5%)
No
90(85.7%)
Not sure
4(3.8%)
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