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P1 Gun Control Survey

More than 15,000 verified law enforcement professionals took part in PoliceOne's gun control survey in March, in an effort to collect their expert opinions on one of most widely debated topics affecting the U.S. The results are in! Check out expert analysis on the subject and see where you stand among your peers on weapon bans, terrorism prevention, and more.


PoliceOne's Gun Control Survey: 11 key findings on officers' thoughts By Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
Never before has such a comprehensive survey of law enforcement officers’ opinions on gun control, gun violence, and gun rights been conducted.
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PoliceOne Gun Control Survey: Cops support simple, straightforward solutions By Richard Fairburn, PoliceOne Columnist
In reviewing the survey data, it seems that America’s law enforcers put little faith in the effectiveness of proposed gun-control legislation Full Story
PoliceOne Gun Gontrol Survey: Why a closed-minded approach won't work By Dan Marcou, PoliceOne Columnist
A minority of those responding to the survey believe that legislative restrictions on “assault weapons” and magazines would have any effect on the problem of gun violence Full Story
PoliceOne Gun Gontrol Survey: Are legally-armed citizens the best solution to gun violence? By Ron Avery, PoliceOne Columnist
When it comes to reducing gun violence in America, nobody else in the country has anything close to the experience-based perspective from which cops can speak Full Story

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PoliceOne's Official Press Release
March 2013 survey of police officers covered proposed legislation and attitudes about arming citizens.

Executive Summary
PoliceOne.com released the findings from last month’s Gun Policy & Law Enforcement survey, which drew more than 15,000 completed responses from verified law enforcement professionals.

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