Gun Control

Poll: Most Americans Back Tighter Gun Laws

Many still opposed to assault weapon bans


A new poll shows the public generally in favor of stricter gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. mass shooting, but opposing many specific measures including a ban on assault weapons.

Fifty-eight percent say they back tightening gun control, up from 43 percent in October of 2011, according to a new poll from USA Today released Wednesday night.