Mini Poll: Guns


Which do you think is more important: to protect the right of Americans to own guns, or to control gun ownership?


Protect the right:
 70%
Control the guns:
 30%

 


Which do you think is the better way to reduce gun violence in this country: by passing stricter gun control laws, or by stricter enforcement of existing laws?


Stricter new laws:
 20%
Stricter enforcement of existing laws:
 80%

 


OK, a variation on the previous question. Which of the following would you prefer to see happen: enforce the current laws more strictly and NOT pass new gun laws, or pass new gun laws in addition to enforcing the currently laws more strictly?


Enforce, no new laws:
 70%
Enforce, new laws too:
 30%

 


Do you think state and local governments should be able to pass laws that ban the possession or sale of handguns in their jurisdictions?


Yes, state governments:
 3%
Yes, local governments:
 2%
Yes, state and local governments:
 24%
No:
 70%

 


Do you think that Missouri’s laws governing the sale of guns should be stricter than they are, less strict, or remain the same?


More strict:
 32%
Less strict:
 38%
Remain the same:
 29%

 


Do you think that Illinois’ laws governing the sale of guns should be stricter than they are, less strict, or remain the same?


More strict:
 29%
Less strict:
 57%
Remain the same:
 13%

 


Would you support a law requiring a nationwide civilian ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, meaning those containing more than 10 bullets?


Yes, support:
 38%
No, oppose:
 62%

 


Would you support increasing Federal funding to pay for a system in which people treated for drug abuse would be reported to the Federal gun registry database in an effort to prevent them from buying guns?


Yes, support:
 51%
No, oppose:
 49%

 


Would you support increasing Federal funding to pay for a system in which people treated for mental illness would be reported to the Federal gun registry database in an effort to prevent them from buying guns?


Yes, support:
 59%
No, oppose:
 41%

 


Do you think that civilian gun owners should be required to notify the local police if their guns are stolen or lost?


Yes:
 72%
No:
 28%

 


Do you think having a gun in a house makes it safer place to be or a more dangerous place to be?


Safer:
 72%
More dangerous:
 28%

 


Do you have a gun in your home?


Yes:
 65%
No:
 33%
I don't know:
 2%

 


Do you think having a gun in your pocket, purse, or car makes St. Louis a safer city?


Yes:
 65%
No:
 35%

 


Would you vote more than once on a poll like this one in order to skew the results in a direction you support?


Yes:
 5%
No:
 95%
Total Number of "Stuffed" Votes Cast in This Poll: 93

 


In general, do you think that the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is well enough armed to perform its duties?


Yes:
 30%
No:
 19%
I really don't know:
 51%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.