The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Keep and Bear
In the days after the shooting in Las Vegas, several polling companies have taken polls and found that many Americans favor more gun laws.
A Quinnipiac poll found that 60% of Americans favor stricter laws on guns, which seemed to be supported in an NPR/Ipsos poll that found that 80% of Americans favored ridiculously draconian new gun laws. (Like federal tracking of gun sales, and banning of “assault weapons.”)
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However, these polls come just ONE MONTH after a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll that found one of the greatest fears of American voters was that the government would overreach on gun control.
A poll released on Thursday found Americans rate gun policy as a top issue in elections and fear the potential for the government to overreach with new gun-control measures.
The Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey of 1,200 adults conducted between August 5post was originally published on this site