Gun rights poll: Government gets poor...

Gun rights poll: Government gets poor marks

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Alja

Matawan, NJ

#1 Sep 20, 2013
Gun rights poll: Government gets poor marks
September 20, 2013 | 9:00AM ET
Poll conducted before the DC Navy Yard shootings finds declining approval of how government handles gun control

Before the debate over tightening national gun-control laws was rekindled by the latest mass shootings, at the Washington Navy Yard and in Chicago's South Side, a growing number of Americans were questioning the government's stewardship of the right to bear arms, according to a poll by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that concluded at the end of August.

Asked to size up how the government is doing on protecting a variety of rights and freedoms spelled out in the Bill of Rights and federal law, Americans saw slippage on almost all issues, most dramatically on the matter of gun rights, where the impression of decline turned up everywhere -- among Republicans and Democrats, men and women, young and old, city dwellers and those in small towns.

Overall, 44 percent of Americans feel the federal government is doing a good job of safeguarding the right to keep and bear arms, down from 57 percent two years earlier. Of course, definitions of "good job" on gun rights diverge; not everyone wants the government to safeguard Second Amendment rights.

Republicans and independents, groups that more frequently embrace Second Amendment rights, were far more likely than Democrats to give the government poor marks for protecting gun rights.

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rebel

Crosby, TX

#2 Sep 20, 2013
name one thing the democrats have done lately to protect your gun rights.

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