This is the second time since President Obama’s election in 2008 that support for stricter gun laws has risen past fifty percent in the Gallup poll. The first time this happened was after 2012’s Sandy Hook massacre. According to Gallup, support for stronger legislation jumped to fifty-five percent, and the percentage of people who think the status quo should be maintained dropped to thirty-three percent. Eleven percent of the respondents want weaker laws.

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