Is America Rethinking Its Stance on Guns?
Byline: Washington Post
WASHINGTON -- The shootings in Newtown, Conn., two weeks ago sparked an intense reaction across the country, and opinion polls captured major changes in the way the public interprets such events and how strict gun laws should be but only minor shifts in support for specific policies.
Here is a rundown of what public views changed and what didn't after the shootings:
More interpret shooting as a sign of broader problems. In a major reversal, more than half of Americans saw the Newtown shooting as a reflection of broader societal problems, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll immediately after the attack.
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Publication information: Article title: Is America Rethinking Its Stance on Guns?. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: December 31, 2012. Page number: 2. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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