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Wed Apr 28, 2021, 02:52 PM

Fewer Americans prioritizing new gun laws compared to peak after Parkland shooting: poll


Fewer Americans support prioritizing new gun control laws compared to a peak in 2018 after the shooting in Parkland, Fla., according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released Wednesday.

Fifty percent of Americans say passing new gun control legislation should be a priority, a drop from 57 percent in 2018, which represented a high-water mark for the issue after the fatal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Meanwhile, 43 percent of Americans said protecting the right to own guns should be a bigger priority, a jump from 34 percent three years ago.

The survey comes as the nation reels from a string of mass shootings. After a lull in gun violence in 2020 during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, high-profile shootings in Atlanta, Indianapolis, Boulder, Colo., and elsewhere have thrust the issue of gun control back into the national spotlight.


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Wed Apr 28, 2021, 03:27 PM

1. Helen Keller could have seen this one coming.

"Defund the police."
"Get rid of the police."
"It's OK to riot."
"It's OK to burn down a neighborhood/businesses."
"It's OK to storm the Capitol."
"I want to take your guns."

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