By a narrow majority, people in the Bay area believe it's more important to control ownership of weapons, than to protect the right to own guns. That's the finding of a News Channel 8 poll conducted by Survey USA.
The survey found that 45% of people in the Bay area believe it's most important to protect the right of Americans to own guns. 49% said it's more important to control gun ownership. The results fall narrowly within the survey's margin of error, at +/- 4.5%
56% of people say stricter enforcement of existing laws would be the best way to reduce gun violence. 38% believe new, stricter laws are necessary.
50% said they would support a law that bans semi-automatic weapons. 59% support a law that limits the amount of ammunition which a gun can hold at one time. 66% support a law that puts limits on the quantity of ammunition that can be purchased at one time.