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Poll: Most Americans Back Stricter Gun Laws

More than half of Americans say the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, reflect broader problems in society rather than an isolated act of a troubled person – more than after other recent shooting incidents, suggesting the possibility of a new national dialogue on violent crime.

This ABC News/Washington Post poll also finds that 54 percent of Americans favor stricter gun control laws in general, numerically a five-year high, albeit not significantly different than in recent years. Fifty-nine percent support a ban specifically on high-capacity ammunition clips, a step on which partisan and ideological gaps narrow substantially and “strong” support peaks.

Source: ABC News. Read full article. (link)

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  • fish||

    I think we're in agreement here that at least 54% of Americans lack the critical thinking skills necessary to examine the problem effectively.

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