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Support for gun control rises among US voters after Uvalde school massacre

The Second Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees the right of Americans to keep and bear arms.

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Washington: Almost two-thirds of US voters now support stronger gun control measures, a rise of four points in less than a month following the massacre of ten children in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, a new Morning Consult poll revealed on Wednesday.

“Roughly two in three voters (64%) support stricter gun control laws, up four percentage points from a survey conducted after the May 14 mass shooting at a grocery in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, while 30% oppose them, down two points over the same time period,” the company said in a release on the poll.

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Among Republican voters, 39% back stronger gun laws and 54% oppose them and Republicans are roughly twice as likely to “strongly oppose” stricter gun control (36%) as they are to “strongly support” it (17%), the release said.

“Nine in ten Democrats back tougher gun restrictions, as do 62% of independents – both up since the Buffalo shooting,” the release said.

However, members of Congress appear reluctant to try and seek an outright ban on the sale of assault weapons such as the AR-15 rifles.

The Second Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees the right of Americans to keep and bear arms.

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