Do you think there should or should not be a law that would ban the possession of handguns, except by the police and other authorized persons?

This statistic shows the opinion of Americans on whether there should or should not be a law that would ban the possession of handguns, except by the police and other authorized persons. The survey was conducted from 1990 to 2015. In 1990, about 41 percent of surveyed Americans felt that there should be a law that would ban the private possession of handguns. In 2015, only 27 percent felt the same way.

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1990 41% 55%
1991 43% 53%
1993 39% 60%
1999 38% 59%
2000 36% 62%
2002 32% 65%
2003 32% 67%
2004 36% 63%
2005 35% 64%
2006 32% 66%
2007 30% 68%
2008 29% 69%
2009 28% 71%
2010 29% 69%
2011 26% 73%
2012 24% 74%
2013 25% 74%
2014 26% 73%
2015 27% 72%
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