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Gallup: 71% of Americans Say No to Banning Possession of Handguns
 
(CNSNews.com) -- In the wake of the terrible mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the Gallup polling firm has posted its "Guide to U.S. Public Opinion on Guns" on its website. The information posted shows that in Gallup's last survey on whether to ban handguns, from October 2018, 71% of American adults said, "no."

In addition, the surveys show that 43% of Americans have a gun in their home, and that 57% of Americans oppose making it illegal to manufacture, sell, or own semi-automatic guns "known as assault rifles," such as the AR-15.  (The AR stands for ArmaLite Rifle, not for "assault rifle.")
(Gallup.)

In the survey from Oct. 1-10, 2018, Gallup asked, "Do you think there should or should not be a law that would ban the possession of handguns [pistols and revolvers], except by the police and other authorized persons?" Seventy-one percent said no, there "should not be" such a law and only 28% said yes, there "should be" such a law. In 2017, the numbers were the same. In 2016, 76% said no to banning such firearms.

In that same Oct. 1-10, 2018 survey, 43% of American adults said "yes," they "do" have a gun in their home; 55% said they do not have a gun in their home.
 
Source URL: https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/gallup-71-americans-say-no-banning-possession-handguns
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