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The Lying and Twisting on "Guns Save Lives"

Posted on the 21 August 2012 by Mikeb302000
In their recent post about a new survey, Guns Saves Lives had this to say.
In a new poll, conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute between August 8-12, it’s been found that over 2/3 of Americans think that the Second Amendment is just as important as the First Amendment. 
"As important as the 1st," I don't think that's exactly what the survey asked. At least I couldn't find that as one of the questions. For biased and mendacious people who interpret surveys with an axe to grind, I suppose you could take that from the results.
Here are some other FACTS that came out of the survey, according to a US News article about it.
- Just 11 percent of people say allowing more private citizens to carry guns for protection is the most important thing that can be done to prevent mass shootings, according to the survey. 
- Fifty-two percent of the public favor passing stricter gun control laws, while 44% are opposed.  
- Nearly 7-in-10 (69%) Americans oppose loosening current gun control laws, while 26% are in favor.
As far as legislative victories over the last few years, there's no question the gun-rights folks are winning. But, where public opinion is concerned, they are losing, losing, losing.
How long do you think it will be before the latter begins to affect the former?
What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

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