November 24, 2010
In U.S., Continuing Record-Low Support for Stricter Gun Control
According to a Gallup poll released this week, support for gun control is continuing to drop. In fact, for the second year in a row a record-low 44 percent of Americans say laws governing the sale of firearms should be made stricter, while 54 percent say gun laws should be kept as they are now or made less strict.
Americans’ support for stricter gun control laws has gradually declined over the last two decades, from 78 percent in 1990 to 49 percent in 2008, and 44 percent in 2009 and again this year.
So this Thanksgiving let’s be thankful for, among other things, the Supreme Court’s decision in the McDonald case and our firearms freedoms.