In the wake of the Buffalo, New York, supermarket shootings where 10 people were murdered, 50% of likely voters say they are unconvinced more gun control laws could prevent nightmare incidents like this from happening, according to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports.
Under half — 40% — believe stricter gun control laws would help prevent shootings similar to the one in Buffalo; 10% were uncertain.
Here are how the results of the poll, released Tuesday, break down:
- 48% believe the Buffalo shooting was an act of terrorism, compared to 31% who say it wasn’t; 21% were unsure.
- 61% say it is not possible to completely prevent mass shootings.
- 24% believe it is possible to prevent mass shootings.
- 15% were uncertain.
The poll, conducted May 19-20, surveyed 1,000 likely voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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