POLL QUESTIONS on President Obama's actions on gun violence - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

  • Is gun violence a problem in America?

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    Yes
    63%
    844 votes
    No
    37%
    496 votes
  • If it is a problem, what issue deserves the most attention?

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    Gun control
    11%
    140 votes
    Mental health issues
    62%
    804 votes
    Violent movies and video games
    17%
    216 votes
    Law enforcement
    10%
    131 votes
  • I support the steps proposed by President Obama.

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    I strongly agree
    11%
    142 votes
    I somewhat agree, need more information
    13%
    173 votes
    Something should be done, but I disagree with his proposals
    53%
    701 votes
    Nothing needs to be done
    23%
    296 votes
  • Do you support limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds?

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    Yes
    21%
    282 votes
    No
    79%
    1034 votes
  • Do you support the reinstatement and strengthening of the assault weapons ban?

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    Yes
    20%
    259 votes
    No
    80%
    1021 votes
  • Do you support President Obama's call for universal background checks for gun sales?

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    Yes
    60%
    757 votes
    No
    40%
    509 votes
  • Which of these statements do you agree with most?

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    I am a gun owner who agrees with common sense gun control
    55%
    698 votes
    I am a gun owner who disagrees with any gun control measures
    30%
    384 votes
    I am not a gun owner
    15%
    197 votes
  • I believe, as a whole President Obama's proposals....

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    violate the 2nd amendment, and will not be adopted.
    62%
    923 votes
    are not constitutional, but will become law.
    15%
    230 votes
    are constitutional, and should be enacted.
    10%
    153 votes
    are constitutional, but will not fix the problem.
    13%
    190 votes

POLL QUESTIONS: Tri-State sounds off on gun violence and gun control

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President Barack Obama is taking 23 executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence that don't require congressional action, including measures to encourage schools to hire police officers, increase research on gun violence and improve efforts to prosecute gun crime.

The executive actions are part of an overarching package assembled by a task force led by Vice President Joe Biden. The measures come a month after the mass shooting in Newtown, Ct., that killed 20 elementary school children.

Obama is directing the Centers for Disease Control to research gun violence and is seeking rules to ensure that law enforcement conducts background checks before returning seized firearms.

He intends to nominate Todd Jones as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Jones is the agency's acting director.

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