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Overwhelming Majority of Gun Owners Oppose Universal Background Checks
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Quote:In an ongoing poll conducted of its membership by Gun Owners of America, 96.2% of over 18,500 respondents have thus far opposed Obama's universal background check proposal.

So many gun owners tried to register their opposition to banning private gun sales that GOA's server crashed, and many who were opposed this framework for a national gun registry were unable to cast their votes.

In conducting the poll, GOA was careful to lay out both its arguments against the proposal, in addition to Obama's arguments in support of universal background checks. Yet, confronted with arguments for both sides, gun owners -- many in red states -- overwhelmingly rejected the universal background check provision.

http://gunowners.org/news02112013.htm
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But according to Executive Director Shira Goodman of CeasefirePA 95% of Pennsylvanians support it.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/lehigh-c...s_act.html

Yeah, right. Rolleyes
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This is why I believe the other study stating that 9 out of ten American gun owners supporting ubc had a skewed data set, bad math, or confusing questions.
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I would bet that the actual number in support is pretty high among the general public. Its just too 'reasonable' sounding. If they add exceptions for private family transfers and maintain the Firearm Owners Protection Act (destroy all records within 24 hours after background check) the numbers supporting would be even higher.

Not arguing here if it is reasonable and if they really do destroy the records - just stating how I see the landscape. Either way, more background checks are coming. I know to the absolutists its the end of our liberty and will 'be time' (well, they will say it is anyway) but given the reality of where we started from after Sandy Hook its actually amazing to me.
Dave, proudly annoying members of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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