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Gallup: Americans Support President Obama’s Gun Reform Proposals

January 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm by: seeta Category: Anti-Racism, Civil Rights, Intersectionality, White Privilege

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From TPM:

Given a choice to vote “for” or “against” nine of President Obama’s key proposals to reform the nation’s gun laws, Americans support all of them, a new Gallup poll released Wednesday found.

Notably, Americans back criminal background checks for gun sales 91% to 8%, more mental health programs 82% to 15%, reinstating a federal assault weapons ban 60% to 35% and limiting the sale of high-capacity magazines to 10 rounds per clip 54% to 43%, the poll finds.

The poll was conducted Jan. 19-20 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

“The question does not tell respondents that all nine proposals come from Obama’s recently released plan to reduce gun violence; however, the wordings used to describe them intentionally follow the White House’s “Now Is the Time” plan descriptions,” Gallup says.

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