With the upcoming presidential and congressional elections, the US population remains clearly divided over gun ownership and the rights of the people. The new national poll reveals that 48 percent of Americans support major restrictions or a complete ban on gun ownership by individuals except for police.
According to CNN, the poll numbers have not changed in the wake of the recent shootings.
“There are gender and ideological gaps on this issue, with more than six in 10 women and two thirds of self-described liberals supporting major restrictions or a complete ban, [...] And major restrictions on guns are more popular in urban areas and in the Northeast than in the rest of the country,” stated a CNN spokesperson in the network’s press statement.
Attorney General, Eric Holder, has been said to want a national, permanent gun registration system administered by law enforcement. A registration of honest citizens who have cleared the federal background check for gun purchases with those records permanently retained by and shared among law enforcement.