FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
More Americans are against gun control than ever before.
Gallup's annual crime poll shows support for various gun-control measures at historic lows - including the ban on handguns.
Only 26% of Americans - a record low - now favor a handgun ban; that's down from 60% when Gallup first asked the question in 1959.
Also, the poll shows that for the first time, there's more opposition than support for a ban on semiautomatic handguns or rifles - 53% to 43%.
In 1996, these numbers were nearly reversed. Congress passed a ban on assault rifles in 1994, but the law expired in 2004.
Overall, support for making gun laws "more strict" is at its lowest ever, 43%. As recently as 2007, a majority of Americans favored stricter laws.
* It's worth noting the growing opposition to gun control shows up among all groups.
* Only Democrats, Eastern residents and those without guns in their homes still favor stricter gun laws. And there's not a single group with a majority in favor of the handgun ban.
What's interesting here is Americans are shifting to a more pro-gun stance despite high profile incidents of gun violence - like the Arizona shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others.
Gallup suggests the reasons for this trend don't appear to be related to crime or to an increase in gun ownership.
Instead, pollsters say the trends may reflect a growing acceptance of guns and support for the Second Amendment.
What was it then-candidate Obama said in 2008? That when people in small towns lose their jobs they get bitter and "cling to guns or religion."
Here’s my question to you: Why is support for gun control at record lows?
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