Poll: 54% Americans favor stricter gun control laws
ABC News: More than half of Americans say the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, reflect broader problems in society rather than an isolated act of a troubled person – more than after other recent shooting incidents, suggesting the possibility of a new national dialogue on violent crime.
This ABC News/Washington Post poll also finds that 54 percent of Americans favor stricter gun control laws in general, numerically a five-year high, albeit not significantly different than in recent years. Fifty-nine percent support a ban specifically on high-capacity ammunition clips, a step on which partisan and ideological gaps narrow substantially and “strong” support peaks.
Photo: Supporters of gun control gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, during a vigil for the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct., and to call on President Obama to pass strong gun control laws. (Charles Dharapak/AP Photo)

Poll: 54% Americans favor stricter gun control laws

ABC News: More than half of Americans say the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, reflect broader problems in society rather than an isolated act of a troubled person – more than after other recent shooting incidents, suggesting the possibility of a new national dialogue on violent crime.

This ABC News/Washington Post poll also finds that 54 percent of Americans favor stricter gun control laws in general, numerically a five-year high, albeit not significantly different than in recent years. Fifty-nine percent support a ban specifically on high-capacity ammunition clips, a step on which partisan and ideological gaps narrow substantially and “strong” support peaks.

Photo: Supporters of gun control gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, during a vigil for the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct., and to call on President Obama to pass strong gun control laws. (Charles Dharapak/AP Photo)

Notes

  1. angelcandybutch reblogged this from dadgenes
  2. iammyfather-sdaughter reblogged this from breakingnews
  3. payyourchildsupport reblogged this from breakingnews
  4. katycatzzz reblogged this from breakingnews
  5. sleepingmiddleclass reblogged this from breakingnews and added:
    Nick: I agree it’s a societal problem, at the very least. I’m happy people can set aside politics for something like...
  6. ojigbe reblogged this from we-exist-because-wonders-exist
  7. we-exist-because-wonders-exist reblogged this from breakingnews
  8. the-redsunflower reblogged this from breakingnews
  9. niptune-godofthesemen reblogged this from fairyofthestage
  10. fairyofthestage reblogged this from dan-da-bazooka
  11. impactoflove reblogged this from helvetebrann and added:
    i feel like people against gun control don’t understand what it would mean and feel like gun control is no guns and not...
  12. loislaneintrepidgirlreporter reblogged this from breakingnews
  13. vicki-jingjing reblogged this from breakingnews
  14. ofmusesandsins reblogged this from breakingnews
  15. an-angel-with-no-grace reblogged this from breakingnews
  16. jordanfellupthestairs reblogged this from breakingnews
  17. alexandrarae- reblogged this from descartesmeaway
  18. gypsysworld820 reblogged this from breakingnews
  19. thewiltedrosita reblogged this from breakingnews
  20. runningbarefootonice reblogged this from thatpoliticalkid