June 04, 2012

Most Americans Back NRA

A recent Reuters poll revealed that 68% of Americans view the National Rifle Association favorably. Eighty-two percent of the Republicans perceive the gun lobbying group in a positive light as well as 55 percent of Democrats — findings that run counter to the perception of Democrats as anti-NRA. Governor Romney recently spoke at a NRA convention and vowed to reverse what he considers the restrictive gun policies of President Barack Obama’s administration. Reuters further relates:
“Most of the 1,922 people surveyed nationwide from April Monday through Thursday said they supported laws that allow Americans to use deadly force to protect themselves from danger in their own home or in a public place…
“The poll results were welcomed by the NRA, which is one of the most powerful lobby groups in the country ... as it seeks to protect and expand gun rights across the United States.”