Oklahoma Poll
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May 20, 2007
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Bill Shapard

Sooners favor guns, oppose stricter laws

Country songs featuring Oklahoma, gun racks and pickup trucks still ring true.

Oklahomans are about twice as likely to own guns as their fellow Americans, according to the most recent Oklahoma Poll, and they're not too keen on further regulation of them, either.

"I'm not for much of any restrictions, except on fully automatic weapons, and that's already there," said Sally Kimsey, a rancher near Wardville in southeastern Oklahoma.

Almost 60 percent of the 752 likely voters surveyed by SoonerPoll.com on April 27-30 said they own guns. That compares to the 32 percent nationally, according to an AP/Ipsos National Public Affairs poll conducted one week earlier.

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Bill Shapard
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Bill Shapard

Bill is the founder of SoonerPoll.com and ShapardResearch, a full service market research firm based in Oklahoma City. Bill began his career in polling after working on a major campaign in Oklahoma from 1996 until founding SoonerPoll in 2004.