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Old 02-01-2013, 11:40 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by cutthemdown View Post
Majority of Americans support gun control but those numbers skewed into areas where liberals already do well. NY/CA/DC. That issue won't be so kind to your Senators in rural areas. Also Americans fooled by media into thinking assault rifles are more dangerous then hunting rifles of the same calibar and rate of fire.

Country will go along with background checks on new gun purchases with exemptions for family and thats about it.
VA,PA,NJ are not liberal strongholds.

The issue of gun control remains highly partisan, with Democrats more than twice as likely as Republicans to say they're dissatisfied with current gun laws. But background checks have shown the potential to transcend that divide. In Virginia, Republicans and Democrats were equally likely to support background checks, according to Quinnipiac, while in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the gap between the groups stood at a mere 2 percentage points.

While Quinnipiac's Virginia results are somewhat more favorable on expanding background checks than those of a Roanoke College poll also released this week, the Roanoke survey likewise found overwhelming support for the measure. In the Roanoke poll, 86 percent of Virginians, including 84 percent of gun owners, favored background checks at gun shows. Universal background checks were favored by three-quarters of Virginians and just under two-thirds of Virginian gun owners.

Nationally, surveys taken since the Newtown, Conn., shooting similarly show a broad consensus behind background checks, outstripping the support given to most other gun control policies. A CBS/New York Times poll found that 92 percent of Americans favor universal background checks. Other surveys showed support for the proposal hovering somewhere between 80 and 90 percent.

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