NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- Approximately six out of ten Americans surveyed by the Rasmussen organization this week after Monday’s tragic shooting at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard said they considered it unlikely that tougher gun control laws would have prevented that shooting.
According to Rasmussen, support for more gun control has fallen to its lowest level in more than a year with only 33 percent of Americans believing that it’s at least “somewhat likely” that stricter gun control laws would have prevented the mass shooting in Washington.
“Despite the horrific mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, support for more gun control has fallen to its lowest level in over a year. Most Americans don’t think tougher gun control would have prevented this week’s killings anyway. ”
“Just 33% of American Adults believe it’s at least somewhat likely that stricter gun control laws would have prevented the mass shooting in Washington, DC, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That includes 15% who say it is Very Likely stricter laws would have prevented the tragedy. Fifty-nine percent (59%) think it’s unlikely tougher gun laws would have prevented the shooting, including 26% who say it’s Not At All Likely.”
Read the full report about these polling results.
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