A national survey conducted for Mayors Against Illegal Guns in January 2007 found that 82% of Americans want strict enforcement of current gun laws, and do not want such laws repealed. That survey also found that 76% of American gun owners want stricter enforcement of current gun laws and do not want such laws repealed.1

Fifty-four percent of Americans want illegal gun sales to be punished more severely than illegal drug sales.2

A poll of likely 2004 presidential election voters found that 85% favor vigorous enforcement of all existing federal gun laws.3

  1. Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research & The Tarrance Group for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Strong Public Support for Tough Enforcement of Common Sense Gun Laws (Graphs) 7 (Jan. 23, 2007), available at http://www.greenbergresearch.com/articles/1849/2630_MAIGslides.pdf. ⤴︎
  2. Tom W. Smith, National Opinion Research Center (NORC)/University of Chicago, Public Attitudes Towards the Regulation of Firearms (Mar. 2007) (discussing the results of the “2006 General Social Survey” NORC/University of Chicago) , at http://www.icpgv.org/pdf/NORCPoll.pdf. ⤴︎
  3. Penn, Schoen, & Berland Associates, Inc. for Americans for Gun Safety, Winning the Gun Vote (Oct. 16, 2003) at http://www.dlc.org/documents/AGS_Penn_1003.pdf. ⤴︎