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Poll: Tough gun laws wouldn't stop rampage

Jan. 13, 2011 at 5:02 PM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Most adults say stronger gun control laws wouldn't have prevented the Tucson shootings in which six people died and 13 were wounded, a Rasmussen poll indicated.

Only 29 percent of adults said they think stricter gun control laws would have helped prevent shootings similar to the one in which Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was critically injured and a federal judge was killed, results of a Rasmussen Reports survey released Thursday indicated. Sixty-two percent said stronger gun control would not make a difference.

Among respondents who said there is a gun in their home, 76 percent said stricter gun control laws would not help, while 48 percent of those without a gun in the house said the same thing, results indicated.

Thirty-six percent said the United States needs stricter gun control laws, but 56 percent said they oppose stronger anti-gun laws.

Results are based on a nationwide telephone survey of 1,000 adults conducted Monday and Tuesday. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

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