Folks hoping the Tucson Massacre would revive public support for more stringent gun control laws are bound to be disappointed by the results of the latest Rasmussen Reports national survey.
A healthy 56 percent of the respondents in the national survey said they oppose stronger gun control laws and an even higher percentage, 62 percent, said stricter gun control laws would not prevent shootings like that which took the lives of six in Tucson, including a federal judge and a nine-year-girl. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-AZ, was also critically injured by the gunman.
"Despite Saturday’s tragedy, opposition to gun control is at a new high," Rasmussen said. "Thirty-six percent (36%) say the United States needs stricter gun control laws, but 56% don’t share that belief and oppose stronger anti-gun laws," the pollster reported.
"Previously, opposition to more gun control has ranged from a high of 51% in July of last year to a low of 37% in April 2007 following the killings at Virginia Tech."
For more from Rasmussen on this survey, go here.