A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that 54% of Americans now favor stricter gun control laws, numerically a five-year high, and 59% support a ban specifically on high-capacity ammunition clips.
In addition, more than half of Americans “say the school shootings in Newtown,
Connecticut, reflect broader problems in society rather than an isolated
act of a troubled person – more than after other recent shooting
incidents, suggesting the possibility of a new national dialogue on
The Week: Is the Connecticut massacre a game changer for gun control?