Support for Gun Control Is Up in Wake of Newtown Shooting

Most Americans do not support an assault weapons ban, even in the wake of the recent Newtown, Connecticut school shooting. According to a USA Today/Gallup poll released Wednesday, 51 percent of those surveyed between December 19 and 22 were against an assault weapons ban. Only 44 percent were in favor. The numbers in favor of and against an assault weapons ban have not changed significantly from a late 2011 poll that found that 53 percent of respondents opposed a ban while 43 percent...Full Story
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