Rasmussen: Majority of Likely Voters Do Not Believe More Gun Control Would Stop Mass Shootings

A crowd gathers as police investigate after a shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. Multiple people were shot at the Tops Friendly Market. Police have notified the public that the alleged shooter was in custody. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)
AP Photo/Joshua Bessex

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.

President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), all responded to the Texas elementary school shooting by pushing more gun control.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.


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