A national poll conducted for Mayors Against Illegal Guns in the spring of 2008 found that 77% of Americans favor requiring all guns sold in the U.S. to have a ballistic fingerprint, which allows police to determine from what gun a bullet was fired.
A national survey conducted for Mayors Against Illegal Guns in January 2007 found that 82% of respondents, including 75% of gun owners, favor requiring all guns sold in the U.S. to have a ballistic fingerprint.
An October 2002 poll conducted for ABC News asked respondents whether they favored a law requiring every gun sold to be test-fired so law enforcement would have its ballistic fingerprint in case the firearm was used in a crime. Seventy-three percent of respondents support ballistic fingerprinting – 82% of non-gun owners and 61% of gun owners favor the law.
The public favors laws that criminalize incidents where a child has access to a gun owned by his or her parents, takes it and uses it to shoot someone. An ABC News.com poll from 2000 found that 75% of Americans believe the child’s parents should be charged with a crime for failing to prevent the child from getting the gun.
Over 87% of Americans support “child-proofing” firearms, 72.2% back technology that “personalizes” handguns (i.e., guns that can only be fired by authorized users), and 74.9% favor governmental safety standards for firearms.
More than 73% of Americans support the requirement that all newly sold handguns be personalized.
Eighty-five percent of Americans support requiring safety locks or trigger guards to be included with all new handgun purchases.
Nearly the same percentage of Americans – 84% – favor requiring gun manufacturers to integrate child safety locks into the design of all handguns sold in the United States.
A large majority of Americans – 89% (including 85% gun owners) – support requiring child safety locks to be sold with all new handguns.
A national study of police chiefs’ support for firearm regulations found that 82% of respondents support trigger locks on all new handguns sold.
A 1999 ABC News/Washington Post poll found that 79% of respondents support a law requiring trigger locks on all stored guns.
Nearly 88% of Americans support “child-proofing” firearms, and 74.9% favor governmental safety standards for firearms.
A January 2011 poll of registered voters found that 69% of respondents favor requiring all people purchasing ammunition to pass a criminal background check.
A national poll conducted for Mayors Against Illegal Guns in the spring of 2008 found that 67% of Americans favor prohibiting the sale of brightly-painted guns that can make a real gun look like a toy gun.
Sixty percent of poll respondents believe that laws covering the sale of handguns should be made more strict.
Eighty-five percent of Americans favor limiting the sale of 50-caliber rifles, military firearms that combine long range, accuracy, and massive power.
Americans, in overwhelming numbers, believe that guns have no place at our colleges and universities. In one national survey conducted in 1999, 94% of Americans answered “No” when asked, “Do you think regular citizens should be allowed to bring their guns [onto] college campuses?”