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Poll: More Americans Support Gun Rights than Gun Control

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Poll: More Americans Support Gun Rights than Gun Control

More Americans support gun rights over gun control, according to a newly released survey by the Pew Research Center.

According to Pew, 52 percent of respondents answered that it is more important to “protect the right of Americans to own guns.” In contrast, 46 percent said that it is more important to “control gun ownership.”

Pew notes that the results are indicative of a “substantial shift in attitudes” since the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012.

In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, 51 percent of Americans supported stricter gun control laws, and 45 percent supported gun rights.

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