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Following Virginia Tech Shooting, 45% Say U.S. Needs Stricter Gun Control Laws

Support for stricter gun control laws has increased following the tragedy at Virginia Tech. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 45% of American adults now say the country needs stricter gun control laws while 37% disagree. The last time Rasmussen Reports asked that question, following Dick Cheney’s hunting accident, just 39% said stricter gun control laws were needed while 52% were opposed. Thirty-seven percent (37%) of men and 52% of women now say that stricter laws are needed. Support for stricter laws is higher among Americans over 50 than it is among younger adults.

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