Poll Finds Opposition To Handgun Ban
September 9, 1999
Most voters continue to believe strongly that the Constitution protects the right of individuals to bear arms, including handguns, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. But 63 percent of the public supports moderate gun control measures.
- The survey found suburban residents are as likely as urban residents to support a range of gun control measures -- with more than eight of 10 supporting the requirement that guns be sold with trigger locks and supporting background checks at gun shows.
- In rural areas, support is significantly lower.
- However, about two-thirds oppose a nationwide ban on sale of handguns.
- And voters are evenly split on whether there should be a national ban on carrying concealed weapons.
Source: (Washington Post-ABC News) "Poll Shows Only Moderate Gun Control Measures Have Support," White House Bulletin - Morning Digest, September 9, 1999.
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