Americans support tougher gun laws, don't expect Congress to act. Americans overwhelmingly support tougher gun laws, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds, but they also overwhelmingly agree on this: Congress isn't likely to act anytime soon. By almost 2-1, 61%-33%, those surveyed say tightening gun-control laws and background checks would prevent more mass shootings in the United States. And as President Trump sends mixed signals about gun legislation, his approval rating has fallen to its lowest level in the USA TODAY survey since he was inaugurated last year. Just 38% now approve of the job he's doing as president; 60% disapprove. Ref. USAToday.
Stricter US state gun laws linked to safer high schools. Adopting stricter state gun laws is linked to a safer school experience for students, a new study has found. Strengthening gun laws at state level was associated with teens being less likely to report being threatened or injured with a weapon at school, miss at least one day of school due to feeling unsafe, or to carry a weapon at any location. Source 4z.
Its only logical that if you have less access to something then there is less chance of that something being used. In the case of guns in America they glorify it way too much so they are everywhere and held by almost everyone.
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Two bills expanding gun background checks pass the House, including one closing the ‘Charleston loophole,’ measures now go to divided Senate. Though the Democratic bills received some GOP support in the House, they’ll need at least 10 Republicans to hop on board if the bills have a chance of clearing a filibuster in the evenly divided Senate. The first bill the House passed Thursday expands the cases where a background check is required. The other closes the “Charleston loophole,” which allowed gun sales to proceed without a background check after three business days. Ref. USAToday.
President Joe Biden calls on Congress to act on gun control in wake of Boulder shooting. In his first remarks after a gunman killed 10 people, Biden called on Congress to "Immediately pass" legislation that would close loopholes in gun background checks and ban the purchase of assault weapons. Ref. USAToday.