Support for Handgun Ban Down 13 Percent
Poll: Support for Handgun Ban Down 13 Percent Since 2004
An October 26 Gallup poll shows that support for a handgun ban has fallen 13 percent since 2004.
According to Gallup, support for a handgun ban is at 23 percent, which means the idea is only embraced by one-in-five Americans. News of the faltering support for a handgun ban is in addition to news that support for an “assault weapons” ban has plummeted as well.
Support for an “assault weapons” ban sits at 36 percent, which represents a 21 percent decline since 1996. It represents an 8 percent decline from 2012, when 44 percent of Americans supported it.