Only 27% Think Gun Control Laws Will Do Most to Prevent Shootings

Americans want something done following the horrific news from Sandy Hook Elementary School last week, and a plurality believes a greater emphasis on mental health issues will be the most effective way to prevent such tragedies.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Americans believe more action to treat mental health issues will do the most to prevent incidents like last Friday’s school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-seven percent (27%) think stricter gun control laws will do the most to prevent such shootings, while 15% put the emphasis on limits on violent movies and video games. Ten percent (10%) are undecided.


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  • SigFan

    New gun control laws will do nothing to solve the problem. If gun laws were the answer then why are gun prosecutions down 40% under Obama after the peak reached during Bush’s tenure? One possible explanation for the laxity in current law enforcement is that it was another deliberate attempt by Obama and Holder to create a crisis that they could use to justify more gun grabbing. But they couldn’t be that devious could they? Oh, that’s right, Fast and Furious – never mind.