More Americans want to carry guns after Orlando nightclub shooting, study finds

The Washington Post-ABC News survey found that 54 per cent of those surveyed would support encouraging more people to carry guns legally for self-defence, while 42 per cent opposed the idea.

Over two thirds of those surveyed politically identified themselves as democrat or independent.

  • Good idea, – keeps them out the hands of government.

  • Jim Horne

    When Whashington’s top cop states that the majority of the people who die in an active shooter situation are killed in the first 10 minutes or less and that the best police response is between 5-7 minutes it’s definitely time for lawabiding citizens to be able to carry a firearm for self-defence.

    When calling 911 isn’t enough

    How about we start pushing for changes to the Canada’s firearms laws so a properly trained lawabiding citizen can carry a firearm for self-protection. Given the response time of police in active shooter situations this request is more than reasonable, it’s life saving.

  • tom_billesley

    It’s advisable to be armed when serving at a Wendy’s drive thru’ window.

    • DGJC

      It’s never advisable to carry a gun. In fact, there is no research that shows a gun will protect anyone. Gun owners are four times more likely to die by gunshot than those of us with enough sense to keep them out of our homes. A relative of mine killed himself on his birthday and it’s not known if it was accidental or suicide.