About This Statistic
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 2016. 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.