Americans Flip On The 2nd Amendment

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In a new poll released Friday (May 26), most Americans say they support stricter gun control laws.

According to a CNN-SSRS poll, 64 percent of Americans supported stricter laws, compared to 36 percent who opposed it.

A slightly smaller share — 54 percent — shared a belief that such gun control laws would reduce gun-related deaths in the country, and 58 percent said they believed the government could take effective action to prevent mass shootings.

Six in ten participants said they support a ban on semi-automatic rifles, while nine in ten said they support measures to prevent convicted felons and the mentally ill from owning guns.

The survey found that eight in ten participants also shared their support that people under 21 should be banned from buying any type of gun.

However, those polled were almost evenly split on whether allowing gun owners to carry guns in public would make them safer.

Thirty-six percent said it would make public places less safe, while 32 percent said it would either increase safety or make no difference.

On Wednesday (May 24), President Joe Biden repeated calls to Congress to take more steps to combat gun violence, including banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, passing universal background checks and red flag laws, and ending immunity for gun manufacturers, while marking the first anniversary of the Uvalde school shooting.

Last May, nineteen children, and two adults were killed when a teenage gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and began shooting indiscriminately.