More Americans support Gun Rights than Gun Control

By a margin of 52 percent to 46 percent, more Americans say that protecting their gun rights is more important than gun control, according to the Pew Research Center.

Among African-Americans, Pew found that a majority, 54 percent, now say that gun ownership does more to protect people than to endanger personal safety.

Among whites, some 62 percent now see guns as a protection, up from 54 percent in December 2012, according to Pew.