Americans Demanding More Gun Control?
(FixThisNation.com) – A new poll from Gallup has shown that 63% of Americans were not satisfied with the current gun policies and laws. Thirty-four percent held the opposing view.
This is the highest percentage of dissatisfied Americans in seven years. It also marks an increase of 7-points from a similar poll last year which showed that 56% of respondents had been dissatisfied with gun laws. According to Gallup the percentage of people satisfied with gun laws currently is the lowest recorded percentage.
Fifty-four percent of Republican or Republican-leaning independent respondents were satisfied with the gun laws nationwide, while 44 percent were dissatisfied. On the other side, 84 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are dissatisfied with the nation’s laws, while 14 percent are satisfied with the nation’s policies.
Overall 60 percent of independents were dissatisfied with the nation’s laws on guns and firearms while 36 percent were satisfied.
The respondents for this poll were surveyed after the mass shooting at Michigan State University earlier this week. A 43-year-old gunman opened fire on two separate locations on campus which resulted in three deaths and five others being critically injured.
This is not the first mass shooting in this year, last month there was another shooting during the Lunar Year celebrations in Monterey Park, California which resulted in 11 deaths.
In June, Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act the mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y. The new legislation would require extensive background checks for those between the ages of 18 and 21 before they were allowed to buy guns or firearms.
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