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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    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?
    I think that the minority for a such a thing is much less that 5% and of those, I'd say there's about 1% that would answer a willy-nilly yes to a public poll without having any idea what they're talking about. It is the overwhelming amount of gun violence in this country that drives this kind of thinking and in my view it'll never come to pass. The gun nut mentality however is just paranoid. They're a weird sort of political movement.
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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    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?

    Based on polling that I've seen. The electorate is pretty even split on handguns from what I have seen. Maybe I'm wrong....who knows.
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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?
    I'm guessing somewhere around 5 to 10-ish percent. Most Dems don't support that, and of course very few Republicans do. I really think it's just a bunch of propoganda.

    And now I'm going to look it up...

    ...

    Whew, that was harder to find than I thought. Not too far off. Looks like about 13% as of 2013, according to this particular poll. See figure 4.

    https://www.americanprogress.org/iss...ks-about-guns/

    And as the poll results show, most people are drastically over-estimating how many people want to totally ban guns.

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

    many gun banners realize the danger in promoting a complete gun ban and won't admit to being gun banners but merely supporting "the next reasonable step"

    other gun banners claim banning say all pistols or "assault weapons" doesn't make them gun banners but
    if you believe banning a class of guns will prevent criminals from getting them, you are a gun banner

    about 30% believe in banning some guns and that makes them gun banners



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    You think 1 out of every 3 people in the entire USofA wants to complete and total ban on all firearms?????
    one out of three want to currently ban some firearms and thus have made the decision that banning firearms is a solution to a problem. they have adopted the mindset to support more and more bans when the ones they favor don't work



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Asking this question in the gun forum is like asking a toddler what percentage of the population wants to take all his candy away and eat it all up. The paranoia of some gun nuts runs quite high - and its possibly one of the reasons they accumulate and worship their guns.
    its funny watching far lefties whine about paranoia when they insult gun owners. There is no doubt that if someone like you were in power, you'd push all sorts of idiotic restrictions on gun owners given how much hatred you demonstrate for gun owners in your posts

    insulting gun owners and then calling them paranoid is pretty much silly



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

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    30% or more
    Lol, ok dude, whatever you say.

    Since we're all in the mood, apparently, to strip away constitutional rights, let's do away with the first amendment. Everytime the "protesters" gather in places like Ferguson, NYC, Occupy Wall Street...etc, it just ends up with a bunch of people firebombing buildings, damaging property, murder, robbing liquor stores, doing drugs in the streets while blocking traffic...it's just a mess. If we get rid of guns, we need to get rid of the right to "protest".

    See? We just set a precedent. If we get rid of one of our bill of rights, we can get rid of them all!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    I think that the minority for a such a thing is much less that 5% and of those, I'd say there's about 1% that would answer a willy-nilly yes to a public poll without having any idea what they're talking about. It is the overwhelming amount of gun violence in this country that drives this kind of thinking and in my view it'll never come to pass. The gun nut mentality however is just paranoid. They're a weird sort of political movement.
    gun haters want to have it both ways

    they want to pretend gun owners are paranoid saying you all are using tragedies to advance gun bans yet we see what happened in NY. a ten round limit was expanded to a 7 round limit based on two shooting that involved 30 round magazines.

    anyone who thinks laws directed only at lawful gun owners stops criminals has adopted the mind set of a gun banner because they are stating that the rights of lawful gun owners are subordinate to "DOING SOMETHING" even if it doesn't work


    proper laws-punishing people for misusing guns or banning those who have used guns feloniously from owning them

    gun banner nonsense-magazine limits, waiting periods, machine gun bans etc-those only impact honest people since criminals cannot have any guns, whether they are automatic or not, or take a magazine or not



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its funny watching far lefties whine about paranoia when they insult gun owners. There is no doubt that if someone like you were in power, you'd push all sorts of idiotic restrictions on gun owners given how much hatred you demonstrate for gun owners in your posts

    insulting gun owners and then calling them paranoid is pretty much silly
    Well, I just read a thread on the gun 'control' forum on how the gun owners in the US will be able to resist the US military in case of, you know, tyranny. It brought out the paranoid right wing crazies and their fantasies of how they were going to resist said tyranny, and how millions would support them, and how small arms clearly would dominate large technological forces and drones, and even (swear to god) take down large amounts of police with a sniper rifle because they would shoot police snipers first. You could tell that some of these people really have thought hard about their little vigilante fantasies.

    That seems paranoid to me, so calling those types of gun owners paranoid is not an insult, its a statement of fact.
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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?
    In this context this link is interesting: Growing Public Support for Gun Rights | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

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