Politico/Morning Consult Poll Shows That Majority of Voters Support Stronger Gun Safety Laws in the Wake of Last Week’s Mass Shooting
WASHINGTON – Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll on Americans’ attitudes toward gun safety measures in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting last week, published today.
Key poll findings include:
- 64 percent of voters support stronger gun laws, including 41 percent who strongly support them;
- 88 percent of voters support background checks on all gun sales;
- 79 percent of voters support banning bump stocks — the devices the Las Vegas shooter used to modify a dozen rifles to mimic machine guns by firing hundreds of rounds per minute; and
- 69 percent of voters support prohibiting guns at K-12 schools and on college campuses.
STATEMENT FROM SHANNON WATTS, FOUNDER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“This poll confirms that across party and state lines, Americans overwhelmingly support common-sense gun laws to help keep guns out of the hands of people with dangerous histories. While Americans support strengthening our nation’s gun laws, the gun lobby and its friends in Congress are shamefully working to roll back gun silencer safety laws and gut state gun laws through ‘concealed carry reciprocity.’ The gun lobby’s agenda is endangering our families and communities, and is completely out of touch with the priorities of the American people. Members of Congress are elected to respond to constituents’ demands, not kowtow to lobbyists’ desires.”