After the worst gun-related tragedy in modern history earlier this month, one might expect that public opinion would move in the direction of stricter gun laws.
And one would be wrong.
The latest AP poll on the subject showed that 61% of Americans believe in tighter gun restrictions with 27% saying they should stay as they are.
That might sound like music to the Democrat Party’s collective ears.
There’s just one problem: those are the same poll numbers taken earlier this summer, well before the Vegas shooting.
So if the left can’t successfully push for more gun control with those numbers and after this latest tragedy, it ain’t gonna happen, folks.
Here’s more from Newsmax…
The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’ opinions about gun laws, a poll finds.
The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would reduce such mass shootings or homicides, though a majority favors tighter laws as they have for several years, according to the poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
The massive divide on stricter limits remains firmly in place.
The survey was conducted from Oct. 12-16, about two weeks after 64-year-old Stephen Paddock fired on a crowded musical festival taking place on across the street from his hotel room, killing 58 and wounding more than 540 before killing himself.
In this latest survey, 61 percent said the country’s gun laws should be tougher, while 27 percent would rather see them remain the same and 11 percent want them to be less strict. That’s similar to the results of an AP-GfK poll in July 2016.
Nearly 9 in 10 Democrats, but just a third of Republicans, want to see gun laws made stricter.