Poll: third of Ukrainians support the right to legally keep weapons at home

16.8% of Ukrainians agree and 18.5% agree that citizens have the right to protect their property and safety at home, keeping there firearms if it is purchased and stored legally and under strict state control.

While 21.5 per cent rather disagree and 31.7% disagree, according to a survey conducted by the Kiev international Institute of sociology (KIIS), reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

10.5% of respondents agree that their fellow citizens have a right to protect their lives and safety on the street and concealed carry firearms, if it is purchased and stored legally and under strict control of the state, and 13.8% more likely to agree with this. At the same time of 40.3% disagree and 23.4% — rather disagree.

Entitlement to protection by using legal firearms 13.8% of respondents would buy it and 13.3% more likely to have acquired. But 55.1 per cent have not acquired legal firearms, and 11,3% — probably would not have done this.

Only 6.2% of Ukrainians believe that law enforcement agencies of the state to fully cope with ensuring personal security of citizens and protection of their property, to 31.6% believe they partly do it. 31,4% of respondents believe that the police does not cope with these functions, 23,2% consider that they partly cannot cope with this.

The survey was conducted from 3 to 12 December 2016. Interviewed 2040 people in 110 settlements all over Ukraine, except Crimea and Ukraine uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Recall that in December 2014 the Verkhovna Rada was registered a bill №1135-1 «On public arms and ammunition». The bill proposes to grant the right to acquire and use cold steel and firearms on the basis of the permission of internal Affairs, and to determine the order of use of these weapons.




Poll: third of Ukrainians support the right to legally keep weapons at home 13.01.2017

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