Better question is what percentage is ready to gear up and enforce a ban and or confiscation.
For the last few decades there's been a segment of the population that seems to almost orgasm over the concept of a complete government-run confiscation of all weapons from all private citizens.
"They're coming for our guns."
We hear it almost as regular as a heart beat.
The gun industry absolutely loves it and profits greatly from it. I know more than a handful of people who bought some platform of the AR-15 when there was fear of a ban. They paid premium prices for something that's still available by the boat-load.
There's a new Cabelas not far from where I live. Getting help at any of the gun counters requires taking a number almost any day of the week.
The tactical weapons area is extremely popular.
My personal experience with guns is that Americans love them. Guns aren't going away. Nobody is "coming to take them".
Guns are truly a part of the culture in the USofA.
These "gun grabbers" appear about as numerous and powerful as Aliens, Sasquatches, and Loch Ness monsters.
Are there a few highly vocal people out there who would like to see all guns banned? Sure.
Are they a serious and honest threat to gun owners in the USofA? Nope. Don't see it at all.
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That's not really the issue.
If I have to hire a lawyer to help me fill out a mountain of paperwork and wait five years for uncertain permission to buy one gun, which ownership is hemmed in with so many regulations and limitations that the gun is damn near useless to me (as it was in NYC and DC at one time), then for all intents and purposes that's as bad as an outright ban.
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Around 5% or less, not much more.
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I don't know the answer, but I would around or less than 25%. Obviously most conservatives don't want to ban all guns - probably a high percentage and that's about 40-45% of the country. I'd be surprised if even half of liberals did - so that's like 20% at most. And even if 1/3 of independents did it would only add up to be around 25%..
25% is my final answer, Alex.
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I would guess less than 10% would make guns completely illegal to own if they had their way. Many would put more restrictions in place than there are currently. Some would want fairly draconian restrictions I suspect, but I doubt all that many would want them completely banned.
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I think it varies greatly depending on the type of weapons. If you say ALL...I would put the number somewhere around 25-30%. I you saw assault-style weapons I would put the number probably around 65%-70%. Handguns and Assault-style....probably around 50-60%. Hunting rifles....probably a lot less.
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