A poll has shown that Americans don’t support an “assault weapons banning” in the United States. This is despite Democrats calling to ban it after a massacre at a Texas elementary school. Quinnipiac University polled 50 percent of respondents last week to determine if they support banning semi-automatic long guns in the United States. This is the lowest level of support since Quinnipiac began asking this question back in February 2013.
67% of the population voted for the ban in February 2018, days after the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead.
The poll found that Americans favor some form of gun control. 74% support increasing the minimum age to purchase a gun from 18-21.
According to the poll, 57% of Americans favor tighter gun laws in America. This is a significant increase from the Quinnipiac November Poll which had a mere 45% support.
91% support stricter gun laws than 32% of Republicans.
The poll found that 92% of Americans support background check regardless of party affiliation.
The poll also revealed that 42% of Americans expected Washington, D.C. politicians, to reduce gun violence over the next year, while 54% didn’t.
President Joe Biden demanded the reinstatement of the federal assault weapons ban after the Uvalde shooting last week. It involved an AR-15 rifle as well as a gunman. It was passed for the first time in 1994. It was repealed in 2004.
Biden stated that the country must also strengthen Background checks and enact Safe Storage and Red Flag Laws.