High Schoolers Favor Gun Curbs But NRA Calls Survey Flawed
The Denver Post
August 22, 2000
The poll, conducted by Hamilton College students in cooperation with a major polling company, showed 'almost universal' support among high school students for handgun registration, a mandatory five-day waiting period for handgun purchases, background checks for all gun buyers and licensing of all gun purchasing... The students solidarity on those proposals stunned Hamilton Sociology Professor Dennis Gilbert, whose students conducted the poll. Kelly Whitley, a spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, denounced the survey, calling the questions one-sided. She said the survey 'did not address many important facts. For example, how many students were aware that there are more than 20,000 gun laws already on the books?"