Americans’ Dissatisfaction With Gun Laws Surges
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00:35 15.01.2016(updated 01:32 15.01.2016) Get short URL
The Gallup organization said that sixty-two percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the nation’s laws or policies on guns.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Sixty-two percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the nation’s laws or policies on guns, an 11 percent increase at a time marked by a series of bloody gun attacks, the Gallup organization said in a press release after releasing the results of a poll.
“These results are from a January 6-10 Gallup poll, conducted after a tumultuous year that included several high-profile shootings and President Barack Obama’s recent executive actions on guns,” Gallup said in the release on Thursday.
The poll results show the highest level of dissatisfaction with gun laws since Gallup’s first Mood of the Nation poll in 2001.
Of the 62 percent of those expressing disapproval, 38 percent said they wanted stricter laws, in contrast to the 15 percent who said they wanted laws made less strict and the 9 percent who argued the laws should remain as they are.
US public opinion on both guns and crime flipped from majority satisfaction to majority dissatisfaction following the December 2016 massacre of 20 children and 6 adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in the state of Connecticut, Gallup said.
The Second Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees the right of Americans to keep and bear arms.