Support For Gun Control Dropped After Parkland Shooting And Continues To Decline, Study Finds

Support For Gun Control Dropped After Parkland Shooting And Continues To Decline, Study Finds


President Joe Biden is expected to urge Congress, in his speech to a joint session Wednesday, to pass comprehensive gun control legislation, including “a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines,” according to USA Today.

Support for comprehensive gun control, according to a new study, has been declining since 2018, after reaching a peak following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — and it hit a new low just this week.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that a poll, conducted by the Post in connection with ABC News, found support for gun control at its lowest in years, despite a recent string of highly publicized mass shootings. Support for gun protections, notably, is up.

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“The poll found that 50% of Americans support passing laws to reduce gun violence, down from 57% in 2018. 43% of Americans say the government should prioritize protecting the right to own guns, up from 34% in 2018,” according to Axios.

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