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Americans want something done in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. <span style="font-weight: bold">last week, and a plurality favors emphasizing mental health issues according to a new Rasmussen poll. </span>

Forty-eight percent of the 1,000 respondents in Rasmussen’s telephone poll, conducted December 17-18, believe that more action on mental health issues would help prevent such mass murders in the future....



In contrast, 27 percent of respondents favor tightening gun laws, with another 15 percent want to limit violent movies and video games. Ten percent were undecided on the issue.....





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sounds like at least 48% of people still have a brain and can look at the bigger picture
That's a lot higher than I would have given credit to.
 

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<span style="font-weight: bold">Poll: Americans see police, mental health care more effective than assault weapons ban</span>



Americans believe that increasing the police presence at schools and upping federal spending on mental health screenings and services are more likely to deter mass shootings than banning the sale of assault weapons, according to a poll from Gallup released Wednesday.

More than half of those surveyed said more police and mental health services would be "very effective," with nearly nine in 10 saying doing so would be at least "somewhat effective" in preventing gun crime.

Some 78 percent also said decreasing the depictions of violence on TV and in movies and video games would help to prevent mass shootings.


By contrast, only 42 percent of those surveyed said banning assault and semi-automatic guns would be "very effective," while 36 percent said doing so would not at all be effective in preventing mass shootings.


Voters are more skeptical of a plan to have at least one school official carry a gun — only a third said that would be "very effective" ....and only 27 percent said an agreement by the news media not to print shooter's names would rank as "very effective."

There are some partisan differences in the survey, however. More than six in 10 Democrats believe an assault weapons ban would be very effective, versus just over a quarter of Republicans. Democrats are also far more likely to back increased spending on mental health services. More than two-thirds of Democrats said it would be "very effective," versus just 35 percent of Republicans.

"Americans don't hold the belief that any one action -- at least out of the six tested in this research -- would be overwhelmingly effective in preventing future mass shootings at schools," said Gallup's Frank Newport in a statement. "At most, 53 percent say that an increased police presence at schools would be very effective; leaving almost half who say that such an action would be somewhat or not at all effective.".....


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To be honest not to offend any one but if it was 10 adults that got killed no one would make a really big deal out of it and try to enforce the laws. I mean in philly each day you have people killing eachother with guns. Guns dont kill people crazy people kill people. Takeing away guns isnt going to stop murder there are plenty of ways to commit mass murder via bombs and stuff obviously politicions dont realize that.]

Edit I dont mean to sound ignorant I feel remorse for the ones that where killed.
 

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In society today, it's always about blaming someone or something else. It's not about video games, or violent movies or tv, It's about morality, integrity, responsibility, family, and communities. Our government and it's sheep tend to overlook the real issues.
 

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In society today, it's always about blaming someone or something else. It's not about video games, or violent movies or tv, It's about morality, integrity, responsibility, family, and communities. Our government and it's sheep tend to overlook the real issues.
Well said just like prohibition they wanted to blame the liqure.
 

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Sounds like at least 48% of people still have a brain and can look at the bigger picture
That depends on who is making the determination and how high they set the bar for being mentally stable. In the end that might keep more people from owning firearms and take more firearms out of the hands of people who own them than any gun show loophole.
 

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We still have a divided congress. Don't look for a rollover. But do look for some things to change.

The extent of the change is directly dependent on how involved each of get INDIVIDUALLY.
 
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