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January 14, 2013

Plurality of Americans Are Still Satisfied With Current Gun Laws

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Following the recent mass shootings there has been a noticeable spike in support for stricter gun laws; but overall, a plurality of Americans are still satisfied with our current gun laws, according to Gallup. From Gallup:

Trend: Americans' Satisfaction With/Views on Gun Laws

This is a reminder that even though the politics around gun control have changed noticeably in the last few months, it would still be a significant political lift to change the gun laws. While other polling has shown there is overwhelming support for a few particular provisions, there does not seem to be overwhelming grassroots desire for sweeping changes.

This is one of the reasons why any gun control proposals from the White House will likely contain several very modest reforms that many people would probably be surprised to learn aren’t current law.


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