Gun Registration Poll Has Surprising Numbers for Virginia

By: Charles House II Email
By: Charles House II Email

VERONA A new poll about gun registration has people talking. The poll suggests that 63% of Virginians would be for a national gun registry.
The poll was done jointly between Roanoke College in Virginia, Rutgers-Eagleton in New Jersey, and Siena College in New York.

A national gun registry would require that every firearm in the United States be registered to it's owner. Many say this would be difficult. Canada failed to implement a gun registration, a country which has roughly 10 million firearms. The United States has roughly 300 million. Gun owners say, beyond a discussion on rights, this would be a very difficult task.

"How would you every track the guns down to know who owns them? I don't know how you would ever do that, because guns, they could be sold 10, 15 times a year. How would you ever track down the person who had them? They may be out of state, you just don't know where they end up," said Jesse Coffman, owner of the Gun Shack in Verona.

Some have questioned the poll, as party affiliation and gun ownership were not included in the figures.


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