Crawdaddy

Crawdaddy: A majority of Americans say concealed weapons make us safer

Americans don't mind weapons but they want a few restrictions, too.
Americans don't mind weapons but they want a few restrictions, too. FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCT

A new Gallup poll finds a clear majority of Americans believe more concealed weapons would make the United States safer but most, by an even wider margin, favor a system of universal background checks for gun purchases.

Gallup found 56 percent of Americans in a poll of 1,015 adults conducted Oct. 7-11 believed more concealed weapons means more safety.

But the poll also found Democrats, by a wide margin -- 67-31 percent -- believe more guns would make the U.S. less safe.

Read all the poll results here.

  Comments