Record-Low 26% in U.S. Favor Handgun Ban (last year's news)

Tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado, is again generating debate about the restriction of guns in U.S.

Opinion poll by Gallup on October 2011 indicated a record-low approval of banning guns.
Maybe this is why, it seems Obama hesitates to take a political risk in the face of re-election.

It's a bit surprising for me that the statistics showed greater opposition to than support for a ban on semiautomatic guns or assault rifles, despite the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords in Tuscon that happened in the same year.

I was watching opinions on the web regarding this matter, and some pro-guns people were giving the Second Amendment as one of the reasons.