Public opinion on proposals to strengthen U.S. gun laws: Findings from a 2013 survey

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In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, policy proposals to reduce gun violence are being actively considered and debated at the national, state, and local levels. Within weeks of the mass shooting in Newtown, public opinion data emerged indicating some shift in views among Americans toward greater support for strengthening gun laws. For example, a Gallup survey conducted December 19 through December 22, 2012, found that 58% of Americans supported stricter gun laws, compared with only 43% in support of stricter gun laws in an October 2011 poll.1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis
PublisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages239-257
Number of pages19
Volume9781421411118
ISBN (Print)9781421411118, 1421411105, 9781421411101
StatePublished - 2013

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elementary school
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McGinty, E. B., Webster, D. W., Vernick, J. S., & Barry, C. L. (2013). Public opinion on proposals to strengthen U.S. gun laws: Findings from a 2013 survey. In Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis (Vol. 9781421411118, pp. 239-257). The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Public opinion on proposals to strengthen U.S. gun laws : Findings from a 2013 survey. / McGinty, Emma Beth; Webster, Daniel W; Vernick, Jon S; Barry, Colleen L.

Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis. Vol. 9781421411118 The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. p. 239-257.

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McGinty, EB, Webster, DW, Vernick, JS & Barry, CL 2013, Public opinion on proposals to strengthen U.S. gun laws: Findings from a 2013 survey. in Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis. vol. 9781421411118, The Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 239-257.
McGinty EB, Webster DW, Vernick JS, Barry CL. Public opinion on proposals to strengthen U.S. gun laws: Findings from a 2013 survey. In Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis. Vol. 9781421411118. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2013. p. 239-257
McGinty, Emma Beth ; Webster, Daniel W ; Vernick, Jon S ; Barry, Colleen L. / Public opinion on proposals to strengthen U.S. gun laws : Findings from a 2013 survey. Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis. Vol. 9781421411118 The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. pp. 239-257
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