March 27th, 2013
01:31 PM ET
5 years ago

Polls suggest Congress might have waited too long on gun control

Washington (CNN) - Is the clock ticking on gun control?

While support for many gun control policies remains high in the wake of the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, polls conducted over the past few weeks suggest that three-and-a-half months after the tragedy, public backing for major new gun laws overall appears to have dropped significantly.


Filed under: Congress • Gun control • Gun rights • Polls
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  1. aCriticalEye

    The radical right and the NRA are the problem. As a gun owner, land owner, veteran, laws are needed.

    March 27, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  2. Moregunsfewerbooks

    All morons should be armed. After all, if your going to allow one group of idiots to have guns, the others need to have them too. Fair is fair. There's also a need for all passengers on all flights, domestic and foreign to have guns. Hand them out at the gate, like sack lunches. That way if the O K Corral breaks out at 40,000 feet the whole plane can disintegrate, thus making traffic less congested on the ground. As soon as babies are born, make sure that a gun permit is issued in the toddlers name. Social security cards are issued at birth, let there be a gun permit issued as well. This will accelerate the child's ability to choose whether he/she wants to be a gun toting idiot, or maybe learn how to read a book and do math. If Dad totes a gun, so should Mom. Add the kids to the list. What a picture, right out of a Norman Rockwell painting.

    March 27, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC


    Wow, what a bunch of cry baby liberals on this comment section. Look at NY, they knee-jerked and rushed a junk gun control bill through, thank you Bloomberg & George Soros, and now the Cuomo is distancing himself from those clowns.
    The NY gun law that just passed was in the works when Newtown occurred. It was a reaction to the disturbed man in upstate NY who set his own house on fire. Then he hid out a hundred yards away and started shooting up the volunteer fireman that showed up to put it out. That happened right after the movie theater incident in Colorado. He, too, was using an AR-15. HIs had a scope.

    March 27, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  4. Wake up People!

    Let me get this straight.......

    We need stricter voting laws but not gun laws?
    Got it.

    March 27, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  5. just sayin

    Wake up People!
    Let me get this straight.......
    We need stricter voting laws but not gun laws?
    Got it.
    yes, you got it right. there are already thousands of gun laws on the books which criminals refuse to obey. they are no voter id laws to protect the integrity of our elections.

    March 27, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
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