(Article by Paul Bedard republished from WashingtonExaminer.com)
The latest Rasmussen Reports survey said by a margin of 51% to 39% that “stricter gun control laws” will not prevent shootings like the one in Boulder.
In two other questions, the survey indicated that the public is eager for another answer than more anti-gun laws.
For example, likely voters surveyed, 49% to 46%, said the nation does not need more gun laws.
And in a second about whether it is “completely possible to prevent mass shootings,” a significant 64% said “no,” including 53% of Democrats.
The survey is one of the first to follow the Boulder slaying of 10 on Monday. President Joe Biden and other Democrats have called for more anti-gun laws. But others have said that a broader approach, including mental health, must be considered.
Early reports said that the shooter had mental health issues, purchased his weapon legally, and was known to police.