New Poll: 95% Percent Of American Voters Favor Stricter Gun Laws After String Of Mass Shootings
According to a newly released poll by Quinnipiac University, 95 percent of American voters support stricter gun laws, including universal background checks for gun purchases.
That marks the highest level of support since Quinnipiac asked the question in February 2013 in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead.
A majority of Americans, including 94 percent of those who live in gun-owning households, continue to say it’s too easy to buy a gun in the U.S., but most are skeptical that stricter gun laws would help prevent mass shootings, according to the Quinnipiac survey.
About 65 percent back a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons – another record high in the poll.
The polling took place after more than two dozen people were killed while attending a church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas, earlier this month.
Lawmakers have called for strengthening the background check system after it was determined the gunman, Devin Kelley, was able to purchase firearms despite being convicted of assault while serving in the Air Force.
In early October, nearly 60 people died in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire from his hotel room on a nearby country music festival.
In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, lawmakers discussed banning bump stocks.
At least five people also died Tuesday after a man went on a shooting rampage near an elementary school in Northern California.
Republicans have refused to take action, or even about gun control in the face of unprecedented gun violence. They instead have offered “thoughts and prayers” after every mass shooting.