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Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group—one of America’s most accurate pollsters in 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021—is releasing the results of a new national survey. Results were from surveys conducted June 16th through June 19th of over 1,000 likely 2022 election voters.

“Americans want real, workable solutions to the mass shootings we are seeing in this nation, but it’s obvious that they don’t see the proposed ‘red flag’ laws as the answer,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “Government officials at all levels have spent the last two years demonizing their opponents and using whatever means possible to censor or threaten those who disagree with them, so the idea that we should now trust those same people to not abuse a law that could infringe on basic constitutional rights is laughable. More and more Americans are coming to the conclusion that the government abuses any power it’s given, and they are responding accordingly.”

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For complete details on the poll, including graphics, please visit:

https://www.thetrafalgargroup.org/news/nat-issues-red-flag-0621/

KEY INSIGHT: Majority of Independents and Republicans Say “Red Flag” Gun Laws Can be Abused by Government Officials and Used to Target Their Opponents:  

  • 52.3 percent of Independent voters believe that “red flag” gun control laws that are designed to temporarily take guns away from individuals have the potential to be abused by local authorities and government officials to disarm their political opponents and/or citizens who disagree with them. 23.3 percent say there is not a risk in “red flag” gun laws being abused, and 24.3 percent are not sure.
  • 72.2 percent of Republican voters believe that “red flag” gun control laws that are designed to temporarily take guns away from individuals have the potential to be abused by local authorities and government officials to disarm their political opponents and/or citizens who disagree with them. 14.1 percent say there is not a risk in “red flag” gun laws being abused, and 13.8 percent are not sure.
  • 16.4 percent of Democratic voters believe that “red flag” gun control laws that are designed to temporarily take guns away from individuals have the potential to be abused by local authorities and government officials to disarm their political opponents and/or citizens who disagree with them. 53.5 percent say there is not a risk in “red flag” gun laws being abused, and 30.1 percent are not sure.

KEY INSIGHT: Plurality of American Voters Say “Red Flag” Gun Laws Can be Abused by Government Officials and Used to Target Their Opponents, Less Than a Third of Voters are Confident They Won’t be Abused: 

  • 46.7 percent of voters believe that “red flag” gun control laws that are designed to temporarily take guns away from individuals have the potential to be abused by local authorities and government officials to disarm their political opponents and/or citizens who disagree with them.
  • 30.8 percent of voters say there is no potential “red flag” laws will be abused.
  • 22.5 percent are not sure.

Author: Press Release

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