A Rasmussen Reports poll taken after the May 14, 2022, Buffalo, New York, shooting shows that a majority of likely voters do not believe gun control can prevent mass shootings.
The poll was conducted on May 19-20, 2022.
According to the poll, “40 percent of Likely U.S. voters believe stricter gun control laws would help prevent shootings like the recent one in Buffalo. Fifty percent (50%) don’t think stricter gun control would help, while another 10% are not sure.”
Moreover, Rasmussen found that 60 percent of likely voters do not believe it is even possible to completely eliminate mass attacks, while 24 percent believe there is a way to do it.
When respondents were broken down by party affiliation, 63 percent of Democrats thought more stringent gun control could prevent Buffalo-style attacks, but only 38 percent of Republican voters agreed.
Forty-five percent of female voters believe gun control could help, while only 33 percent of male voters concur.
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