I’d like to know the numbers without the word “registered” being in there, but this is interesting:
Our survey included the question: â€œIn general, do you agree or disagree that an individual should have a right to have a registered handgun at home?â€ 52% strongly agreed, 30% agreed somewhat, 10% disagreed somewhat, and 7% strongly disagreed. This is also consistent with polls concerning views of the Second Amendment, where over 70 percent view gun ownership as an individual right. See [here].Â It appears that support for gun rights has increased during Obamaâ€™s first year in office, although the trajectory seems to be a continuation of a trend that began during the last years of the Bush Administration. See [here].
And I have to wonder how much of the 10% somewhat disagreement was people who hated the “registered” language. I think a lot of gun owners would have a tough time saying yes to that entirely. Either way, it’s enough of a majority to pass a constitutional amendment, in all likelihood.