Americans Still Smarter than Congress: Most Say More Restrictive Gun Laws Wouldn't Prevent Shooting

Posted: Jan 13, 2011 11:47 AM
Sixty-two percent of Americans think more restrictive gun laws wouldn't prevent incidents like last Saturday's shooting in Arizona, which killed 6 people and sent Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to the hospital along with several other victims. The poll comes from Rasmussen Reports. The write-up reads,

"Despite Saturday’s tragedy, opposition to gun control is at a new high. 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. 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."

Despite this, you have congressmen running around wanting to restrict access to certain sizes of magazine clips (guess what -- you've already made civilian carrying of automatics extremely restricted, yet mass shootings still occur) and make it so that you can't have a gun within a certain distance of an important person.

The shooting in Arizona Saturday was a tragedy. It's also a tragedy how people are refusing to look at the facts of the case and what could actually improve the situation. Jared Loughner clearly was disturbed. Start treating the case like he was.