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.
“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.