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Only One-Third Think Tougher Gun Laws Would Have Stopped Navy Yard Shootings

Poll shows support for gun control lowest in a year

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Despite the horrific mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, support for more gun control has fallen to its lowest level in over a year. Most Americans don't think tougher gun control would have prevented this week's killings anyway. 

Just 33% of American Adults believe it's at least somewhat likely that stricter gun control laws would have prevented the mass shooting in Washington, DC, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That includes 15% who say it is Very Likely stricter laws would have prevented the tragedy. Fifty-nine percent (59%) think it's unlikely tougher gun laws would have prevented the shooting, including 26% who say it's Not At All Likely.