Gun Control

Poll: 54 Percent Want Stricter Gun Control

Around 90 percent would support a background checks for all gun purchases

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NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) — The December massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., seems to have swayed public opinion on stricter gun-control laws, a poll indicated.

The New York Times/CBS News poll found that 54 percent of Americans say they think gun-control laws should be tightened, up markedly from a CBS News poll in April that found that only 39 percent backed stricter laws.

A gunman killed 20 children, six adults and himself at the school Dec. 14.