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 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 is the founder of 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. Under Bill’s leadership, SoonerPoll has become the leading public opinion polling company in the state of Oklahoma conducting more public opinion polls for Oklahoma news media than all other pollsters combined since 2006. Bill’s commitment to go above and beyond the AAPOR ethical guidelines of minimum disclosure ensures that SoonerPoll produces quality results every time. Bill has lectured at Oklahoma State University on developing polling methodologies, data collection processes, and advanced likely voter sampling techniques. Bill also serves as an on-air political commentator for Oklahoma television stations.


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