Even Republicans are leaning toward gun control after Las Vegas massacre: Poll finds HALF of them back stricter laws

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Paul Martin

The number of Republicans who back gun control rose after the shootings
GOP support rose to 44 per cent after the congressional shootings
It now hit 49 per cent following the Las Vegas shootings that killed 58
Concert shooting was the deadliest gun attack in U.S. history
Lawmakers in both parties calling for regulation of ‘bump stocks’
There are currently 300 million guns in the U.S.
Forty seven guns were recovered from the Las Vegas shooter’s hotel room

By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.S. Political Editor
11 October 2017

A near majority of Republicans now supports stricter gun control measures following the Las Vegas shootings where 58 people died under withering near-automatic fire while attending a country music concert.

Forty-nine per cent of Republican voters now back stricter gun controls in the U.S., following days of reports about the horrific shootings that injured hundreds, according to a new Morning Consult / Politico poll.

That is an increase in 5 per cent following another highly publicized shooting incident – the attack on lawmakers who were practicing for the annual congressional baseball game.

That attack led to severe injuries to Rep. Steve Scalise, the Republican majority whip.

A year before that, in June 2016, Republican support for stricter gun control was just 37 per cent.

Among voters overall, 64 per cent backed stricter gun control laws, compared to 61 per cent in June.

Even a majority of those in gun-owning households backed new regulations, by a vote of 54 per cent.

On the issue of ‘bump stocks,’ which can be used to create near-automatic speeds of fire and which were found in the shooter’s hotel room, an overwhelming 79 per cent of voters support a ban, Politico reported.

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2 Responses to “Even Republicans are leaning toward gun control after Las Vegas massacre: Poll finds HALF of them back stricter laws”

  1. Manny

    The most unbelievable bull shit that has come down the pike in a while. The official narrative is such a phucking lie that I can’t understand how anyone takes it for fact. Bump stocks are a joke. Semi-auto rifles are much faster if you just pull the trigger than if you would use some cheap-ass add on stock.

    Americans do not now, and will not later forfeit their weapons to a commie government without much bloodshed. District of Criminals knows this, and the citizens know this. The Lame Stream Media is pedaling so much bull shit re this operation that it is difficult to swallow any of the lies.

    The commie bastards that claim to be Republicans need to be weeded out, skinned alive and left for the buzzards and crows to eat. What happens in Vegas…Stays in Vegas, so let’s skin them out there!

    Wanna see how these weapons really work? Come to Socorro and we will educate you.

  2. Strayhorse

    What idiots; NEW LAWS? JUST ENFORCE THE CURRENT ONES, Idiots! Vote them out of office.


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