View Poll Results: What Percentage of US Population Wants To Ban All Firearms?

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  • less than 5%

    12 2.52%
  • 5-10%

    15 3.14%
  • 10-20%

    18 3.77%
  • up to 25%

    24 5.03%
  • 25-35%

    35 7.34%
  • 35-50%

    197 41.30%
  • insignificant amount

    18 3.77%
  • dangerously large amount

    140 29.35%
  • it's a total non-issue - just propaganda

    9 1.89%
  • other - please explain

    23 4.82%
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Thread: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Yes I truly do. Maybe slightly less, but nothing significant. There are a lot of people who are against guns in their entirety.
    I agree but think the percentage is more along the 15% Hikari suggested. There is a difference I believe between people that think ideologically 'gee...wouldnt it be swell if there were no guns anywhere ever" and people that think "we should pass a law banning guns".

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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    No, you're rambling. My post was strictly about the powers of the supreme court. I never gave my position on guns one way or the other. In fact, you might surprise yourself in finding out that I'm actually very pro-gun. I'm for constitutional carry even. No permits or checks of any kind. But where I'm pro-gun, I'm also anti-bull****. I make no secret of my absolute distaste for partisan nonsense, fearmongering, and intellectual dishonesty. And frankly there's alot of that circulating around the issue of gun control.
    I never suggested anything about what your personal views on firearms might be, nor do they interest me. I was talking generally about the subject of this thread--Americans who want to ban firearms. I am pretty sure who the lion's share of them are, and I pointed that out. My comments about Sen. Feinstein had nothing to do with the party she represents, but with the fact she is a fool who holds the Constitution in contempt. She openly stated several years ago that she would like to see all guns confiscated, and I'm sure a lot of people who share her other views agree with her. Most so-called liberals are anything but, and they have as much disdain for the First Amendment as they have for the Second.

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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    Better question is what percentage is ready to gear up and enforce a ban and or confiscation.

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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    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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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I keep reading threads from people who insist on calling out "gun grabbers" as if there's a significant portion of the population of America that would like to ban all guns, from all people, all the time.

    To me this always comes across as dishonest, fear-mongering propaganda.

    So I thought I'd try to ask an honest question in hopes of getting an honest answer.

    In your humble opinion, what percentage of all US citizens (of legal voting age) do you think want to make private citizens owning and firing any and all guns an illegal act?

    Do you think it's an insignificant amount? Less than 5% of total population? Do you think it's a significant amount? Upwards of 45-50%?
    Somewhere in-between? Is it an honest concern, or just a hot-button phrase used to basically subdue any "real" discussion in favor of propaganda and fear?


    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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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    Around 5% or less, not much more.
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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    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%..

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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    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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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    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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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    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.
    I think your guesses are WAY off.

    You think more than half of all people in the USofA want to ban all handguns?

    How do you figure that?
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