Two "Universal Background" check bills failed to pass.
The Feinstein "Assault Weapon" and "Magazine Ban" amendments failed 40 "Yea" 60 "Nay"
The national Reciprocity Carry Bill vote failed 57 "Yea" and 43 "Nay"
60 "Yea" votes were needed to pass the legislation.
Gallup: Only 4% of Americans Think Gun Control is an Important Problem
April 16, 2013
By Michael James
(CNSNews.com) – Only 4 percent of Americans think guns and
gun control are an important problem facing the country,
according to Gallup, and far more Americans are concerned
about the economy, unemployment and the federal debt.
In its poll from Apr. 4-7, Gallup surveyed 1,005 adults by
telephone and asked, "What do you think is the most
important problem facing the country today?"
Respondents answered in the following order:
Economy in general 24%
Dissatisfaction with Government 16%
Federal budget deficit/Federal debt 11%
Ethical/Moral/Family decline 5%
Immigration/Illegal aliens 4%
Guns/Gun control 4%
Situation with North Korea 4%
Lack of Money 3%
Lack of respect for each other 2%
Foreign aid/Focus overseas 2%
Despite the Obama administration's strong push for more gun
control legislation, few Americans are concerned about the
As Gallup reports, "Few Americans mention guns or
immigration as the most important problems facing the nation
today, despite the current attention lawmakers in Washington
are giving to these issues. The economy still dominates as
the top concern, followed by jobs and dissatisfaction with
the general way in which Congress and the government work."
These data "underscore the prominence of economic issues in
Americans' minds," said Gallup.