Thursday, December 10, 2009

Interesting NRA / Non-NRA Poll

From our friends at CeaseFirePA:

Today, EJ Dionne's column in the Washington Post discusses a new poll conducted by Republican Pollster Frank Luntz, released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The poll surveyed NRA members, and non-NRA gun owners, finding members of both groups in favor of laws designed to keep guns out of dangerous criminal and terrorist hands. The poll and slides by Luntz are attached. You can read the column here:

"In his survey of 832 gun owners, including 401 NRA members, Luntz found that 82 percent of NRA members supported "prohibiting people on the terrorist watch lists from purchasing guns." Sixty-nine percent favored "requiring all gun sellers at gun shows to conduct criminal background checks of the people buying guns," and 78 percent backed "requiring gun owners to alert police if their guns are lost or stolen." Among gun owners who did not belong to the NRA, the numbers were even higher. "

Mayors Against Illegal Guns includes more than 500 mayors nationally, nearly one third of which represent Pennsylvania communities. 21 PA towns, lead by MAIG members have already taken action to require the reporting of lost or stolen handguns, and many more are sure to follow.

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