There has been no significant change in public views on the issue of gun control and gun rights following the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Currently, 47% say it is more important to control gun ownership, while 46% say it is more important to protect the rights of Americans to own guns. That is virtually unchanged from April, when 45% prioritized gun control 49% gun rights. Other recent major episodes of gun violence, such as the 2011 Tucson shooting and the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, also had little effect on public opinion about gun laws.

There has been no significant change in public views on the issue of gun control and gun rights following the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Currently, 47% say it is more important to control gun ownership, while 46% say it is more important to protect the rights of Americans to own guns. That is virtually unchanged from April, when 45% prioritized gun control 49% gun rights. Other recent major episodes of gun violence, such as the 2011 Tucson shooting and the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, also had little effect on public opinion about gun laws.


(Source: people-press.org)