After the shooting in Santa Fe resumed the debate on the law on weapons
Author: Anastasia Bielsko
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Another mass shooting in a school in Santa Fe has raised a new wave of concern of Americans with the law on weapons. However, experience shows that this interest happens after every tragedy, and just as quickly disappearing.
The national rifle Association (National Rifle Association of America — NRA) bravely holds the Fort after a bloody incident, however, judging by the polls, the popularity of gunsmiths every day falls.
In 2015, according to Gallup, the NRA responded positively, 58% of respondents, and 38% were determined to have a negative Association. After the shooting in Florida, according to CNN statistics, only 41% of the respondents had positive attitude to the NRA, in the eyes of the 49% reputation gunsmiths significantly affected.
Americans are practically unanimous concerning the necessary preventive measures.
In particular, all agree that we need to pay more attention to the training of first responders and scrutiny of the backgrounds of gun buyers. Increased protection of schools and trainings for students learning behavior in extreme situations, also not controversial.
The initiative is trump to equip teachers inspired a few. Only 27 % of Americans supported the President’s plan, agreeing that this measure will reduce the number of school shootings. 73% of teachers voted against carrying weapons in school by specially trained teachers and other school personnel.
Americans support the tightening of the arms act depends largely on what kind of weapon it is. In relation to guns US citizens demonstrate enviable regularity opinion, which is unchanged for many years.
As for semi-automatic weapons like the one used arrows in the massacre over the past year, here’s a view of Americans is slowly but surely changing. If in 2016 a ban on the production and sale of semi-automatic weapons are not supported by 61% of the American people when Las Vegas votes for and against are equally divided.
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