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THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN: 4PM Readers Are Second Amendment Absolutists

A large majority of respondents to The 4PM poll oppose any and all federal regulations on firearms.

WHAT YOU SAID

In Thursday’s poll we asked: “In your opinion, how much federal gun control is the right amount?”

  • 72% of you said: “None.”
  • 19% said: “Universal background checks.”
  • 7% said: “License requirement to purchase a firearm.”
  • 2% said: “Red flag” law.

FROM THE MAILBAG

Charles wrote to us that gun control is “using both hands” and argued that New York’s possibly unconstitutional firearms regulations only serve to disarm “law abiding folk.”

  • Arnold similarly defined gun control as “aiming at what you are planning to shoot, with great accuracy,” adding, “If there is anyone who thinks we should not be armed, I will be very pleased to place signs on their front yard to notify any thief that folks in their house do not believe in owning a firearm.”
  • Deryl wrote that he would be willing to tolerate one infringement on his Second Amendment rights: “As a private citizen, I should not be able to own and operate nuclear weapons on American soil. … The use of nukes in America would really screw up property values.”

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