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  •  ignorance and apathy...they depend on it... (5+ / 0-)
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    and it's a winning strategy...

    To dig deeper into this confusion, we introduced a new series of questions. We asked this same group of voters whether or not specific laws were already on the books. Of the 50 percent of people who prefer enforcement over new laws — over half of whom are gun owners — 48 percent told us that federal laws prohibit the purchase of a weapon privately or at a gun show without a background check, while 10 percent simply admitted not knowing the rules. In other words, about 6 out of 10 people who believe we just need to do a better job of enforcing existing laws don’t realize that those laws are far weaker than they think. And just under half of those who want better enforcement don’t know that military-style assault weapons are, in fact, legal.


    We are not broke, we are being robbed.

    by Glen The Plumber on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 09:26:32 AM PDT

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