Jun 18, 2016


     What action would help prevent future attacks like the one against the gay bar in Orlando? Gallup asked the question:

Americans' Perceived Effectiveness of Potential Actions to Prevent Incidents Like Orlando Mass Shooting
How effective do you think each of the following will be in preventing incidents such as the one that happened in Orlando this past weekend -- very effective, somewhat effective, not too effective or not at all effective?
Very/Somewhat effective Not too/Not at all effective
% %
Banning gun sales to people on the federal no-fly terrorism watch list 80 17
Increasing U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State or ISIS to take out their leaders, heavy weapons and infrastructure 67 29
Changing state gun laws to allow more people to carry concealed weapons if they pass a background check and complete a training program 64 34
Pass new laws making it harder to buy assault weapons 63 36
Limit the sale of ammunition magazines to those with 10 rounds or less 52 46
A new law that would prevent any Muslim from entering the U.S. 32 63
Requiring Muslims, including those who are U.S. citizens, to carry a special ID 25 71
Gallup Daily, June 14-15, 2016
     Note that the most effective action according to 80% of the people who took part in the poll is preventing people on the no-fly list from buying guns. 
     The NRA will fight that tooth and nail because it might prevent someone who is on the no-fly list by accident from guying a gun. And anything that does that is bad bad bad.
     Of course with the other huge holes in the country's gun prohibitions, anyone who wants a gun can get one. 

    There's a gun  show in Montgomery next week. And you can buy from individuals with no background check.  
     The Gallup polling also shows a disconnect between Democrats and Republicans about what the Orlando shootings were....Islamic terrorism or gun violence.
You can see the entire Gallup poll results HERE.

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