2013-01-23 NAE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EVANGELICALS
More than 70 percent of respondents to an NAE poll said more gun regulations are needed.
In the wake of last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, supporters of tighter gun restrictions have already introduced bills in the new Congress, and according to the December Evangelical Leaders Survey, most evangelical leaders agree that more regulations are needed.
When asked whether the government should increase gun regulations, 73 percent said it should. “Evangelicals are pro-life and deeply grieve when any weapons are used to take innocent lives,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “The evangelical leaders who responded to the NAE survey support the Second Amendment right to bear arms but also want our laws to prevent the slaughter of children.”