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Study: Americans Closer to Mass Shootings Support Gun Control

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By    |   Tuesday, 03 October 2017 07:04 PM

Americans who live close to a mass shooting site are more likely to support stricter gun control than those who do not, according to a paper published Monday in the British Journal of Political Science.

Additionally, researchers Benjamin Newman and Todd Hartman in their paper, "Mass Shootings and Public Support for Gun Control," found support for gun regulation has dropped over the past 25 years but does climb significantly when there are highly publicized mass shootings, like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six adults.

The shooting Sunday in Las Vegas, where 64-year-old Stephen Paddock killed 59 people and injured at least 515 when he opened fire on a country music concert from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Talk of gun control has been brought up in the wake of the nation's worst mass killing, as is the case in the aftermath of mass shootings.

A recent Washington Post survey found many Republicans support gun control, despite a perceived party divide.

The paper by Newman and Hartman used data from multiple sources on 210 mass public shootings along with the 2010 Cooperative Congressional Election Study, a national survey of 50,000-plus Americans, the 2010-2012 CCES Panel Study and the 2010 Pew Political Independents Survey.

"In all three surveys, living closer to a mass shooting did indeed make a difference, increasing respondents' support for stricter firearms regulation," the authors told The Washington Post.

"What's especially interesting is that increased support doesn't vary by party. Rather, support for regulation increases depending on how many mass shootings have happened near you; how many people were killed; and how recently they occurred."

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