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Polling Confirms Majority of Americans Support Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures
WASHINGTON – Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement from founder Shannon Watts in response to the Pew Research Center’s wide-ranging survey on Americans’ attitudes toward, and experiences with guns, published yesterday.
Key poll findings include:
STATEMENT FROM SHANNON WATTS, FOUNDER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Across party lines, in homes with and without guns, Americans support policies that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and that require safety standards for who can carry guns in public. These poll results should concern the NRA leadership, which continues to oppose popular gun safety policies like background check laws and pushes to dismantle permitting standards for who can carry a hidden, loaded gun in public. Overall, these results are another encouraging sign for the overwhelming majority of us who know we can do more to reduce the unacceptable rates of gun violence we have in this country.”
The Pew report examines:
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs