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An educational project, sponsered jointly by the police Benevolent Association of Georgia, (PBA/GA), and the Georgia Sport Shooting Association (GSSA), has revealed the following responses to the issues of gun control, gun ownership, the Second Amendment, semi-automatic firearms and crime.

The tabulations are in response to a survey mailed out to more than 3,000 sworn law enforcement members, with the results tabulated by a professional polling organization based in Tallahasse, Florida, during July and August, 1989.

Do you believe gun control laws do not stop crimes involving guns because such laws are directed toward the law abiding citizen, rather than those who operate outside the law?
92.5% replied YES

Do you believe gun onwership is a symbol of independence, self-reliance, and responsibility in America?
88% replied YES

Do you believe legal gun owners pride themselves on education, training and responsibility in America?
83.5% replied YES

Do you believe laws made to limit gun ownership by law abiding citizens will result in criminals still obtaining guns, while citizens will be unable to do so lawfully?
92.3% replied YES

Do you believe laws having the effect of limiting gun ownership by law abiding citizens will make it more difficult for criminals to get guns?
89.4% replied NO

Do you believe the best way to reduce the number of crimes committed with a firearm is to enforce existing laws more strictly?
92.9% replied YES

Do you believe the best way to reduce the number of crimes committed with a firearm is to pass stricter gun control laws?
76.5% replied NO

Article VII, Amendment II of the U.S. Constitution provides that "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Do you believe this means that all law abiding citizens in America have a constitutional right to gun ownership?
91% replied YES

"Assault Weapons" now being considered for severe restrictions, or even bans, are semi-automatic firearms, and are not "machine guns". Do you believe they should be regulated any more stringently than handguns or shotguns?
68.5% replied NO

Do you believe "assault rifles" serve no useful purpose and should be banned from ownership by private citizens?
73.9% replied NO

Do you believe crime rates are lower in states with few gun control laws because criminals do not want to risk confronting an armed citizen?
78.6% replied YES

Do you believe armed citizens will not stop crimes from being committed?
55.7% replied NO
 

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Seajay, could you please point me to the source for this? I will put it to good use.
 

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