By: Teresa Mull
Support for more stringent gun control has dropped in the United States, according to a new Gallup poll.
Americans are less likely than they have been since 2016 to call for increased gun control. The latest majority (57%) in the U.S. who call for stricter laws covering the sale of firearms marks a seven-percentage-point decline since last year. At the same time, 34% of U.S. adults prefer that gun laws be kept as they are now, while 9% would like them to be less strict.
As unrest continues to plague our country, Americans are buying firearms and ammunition at a record pace. As a Biden-Harris White House become more likely, people are stocking up even more.
The Gallup poll also revealed that only 25 percent of Americans support a handgun ban, marking “the lowest [support] on record in Gallup's 40-year trend.”
Most people polled (60 percent) said they own a gun for personal defense. View the entire poll and its results here.
Teresa Mull (firstname.lastname@example.org) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.