Don't a majority of Americans also want smaller government? It doesn't matter. Politicians are going to stampede to a "solution" only to be "shocked" when the next senseless killing occurs. Then, there will be another call for even more laws and regulations.
The same people who want more gun laws also believe in government providing free stuff, believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, and think the Earth's climate has never, in its 6 billion year history, changed.