Re: Second Amendment Foundation: Zogby Poll Shows Americans Favor Border Control Over Gun Control

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by jay, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. jay

    jay Guest

    [email protected] wrote:
    > Second Amendment Foundation: Zogby Poll Shows Americans Favor Border
    > Control Over Gun Control
    > 9/12/2005 3:11:00 PM
    > To: National Desk
    > Contact: Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation,
    > 425-454-7012
    > BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 12 /U.S. Newswire/ -- By a three-to-one margin,
    > American citizens think border control is far more important to
    > national security and fighting crime than gun control, a nationwide
    > Zogby survey has revealed.
    > The survey, commissioned by the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF),
    > found that 70 percent of the respondents believe border control is
    > more important, while only 23 percent favor more gun control. Seven
    > percent of the respondents were undecided. The survey was conducted
    > Sept. 6-7, by randomly contacting more than 1,150 households around
    > the country. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.9 percent, Zogby
    > said.
    > "An overwhelming majority of American citizens think it is far more
    > important to stop the flood of illegal aliens into this country than
    > it is to restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners," said SAF
    > founder Alan M. Gottlieb. "Disarming American citizens is not now, and
    > never has been the solution to violent crime, especially when it
    > appears that a growing number of those violent crimes are being
    > committed by people who are in this country illegally."
    > According to the Zogby survey, a majority of respondents in every
    > sub-group -- including 60 percent or more in most groups -- says
    > border control is more effective than gun control. Those most likely
    > to agree include three-fourths or more of residents of rural areas,
    > people with annual household income of $15,000- $34,999, high school
    > graduates, and those with some college education, and four-fifths or
    > more of Republicans, 18-29 year- olds, and Born-again Christians, the
    > survey revealed.
    > People with household income less than $15,000 (38 percent) are more
    > likely to support gun control, the survey said. Approximately
    > one-third of Democrats, Hispanics, single adults, and residents of
    > large cities agree, as do 28 percent each of college graduates and
    > residents of the West region.
    > "Even those in categories that lean more favorably toward gun control
    > are in the minority, according to the results of this survey,"
    > Gottlieb noted. "The results are pretty clear. Americans believe their
    > constitutional right to bear arms should be protected, and that
    > illegal immigration must be controlled, not the other way around."

    Bush should sit in his daddy's lap and have the above read,slowly, to