Gun Control

Poll Finds That Most Do Not Think New Gun Laws Would Stop Shootings

A majority of voters in swing states that recently had shootings support a national ban on high capacity magazines.


Voters in three swing states with gun massacres in the recent past support a national ban on high-capacity magazines—but don't think additional laws will prevent mass shootings, a New York Times/Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows.

Fifty-eight percent of likely voters in Colorado support a ban on the magazines. Last month, a man walked into a movie theater in Aurora and opened fire, killing 12. Fifty-seven percent support a ban in Wisconsin. The poll was taken before a man shot worshippers at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee and killed six. In Virginia, another swing state with a mass shooting in recent memory, 52 percent of likely voters support the ban.