To no one’s surprise, 51 percent of gun owners oppose a national database, though a large proportion–43 percent–support it. At the same time, there are some weird questions regarding this poll, specifically the one about banning semi-automatic weapons
Well, here’s a sad poll regarding the Second Amendment: there is a consensus that gun owners should have to register their firearms into a national database. In fact, it’s an overwhelming consensus, according to the YouGov poll. In all, 64 percent of Americans support a registry. Of that figure, 59 percent of men and 68 percent of women agree. Additionally, concerning race, 61 percent of whites, 75 percent of blacks, and 68 percent of Hispanics also agree. Regarding income, from under $40k to over $80k, on average, 63 percent support a national database.
Wait; it gets even grimmer. Fifty percent of Republicans support this nefarious gun control policy, and those who describe themselves as conservative are split 45/44 on the measure. Concerning location, it’s unsurprising that 67 percent of residents in the liberal Northeast want a database, yet 64 percent of Midwesterners, 65 percent of southerners, and 60 percent of westerners also agree.
At the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2013, the National Rifle Association’s Executive Vice President, Wayne LaPierre, said the only reason the gun control crowd wants this measure is “to tax them and to take them.”