Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of background controls and enforcement of & # 39; red flag & # 39; laws that allow authorities to take the arms of a gun owner when considered dangerous, according to the results of a new ABC / Washington survey Post.
The same research also shows that six in ten Americans are afraid that they will get caught in the sights of a massive shooting.
The results of the elections come when 19 deadly mass shootings have already taken place in 2019. In August alone, the tragedies claimed the lives of 35 people. The total for the entire year was 116, just after the start of September.
The FBI does not define a mass shooting, but considers a "mass murder" as one in which at least three victims are dead, including one suspect, reports ABC.
In the most recent tragedy, a 14-year-old allegedly shot and killed his entire family in their home in Alabama on September 3. The victims were his 5-year-old sister and two brothers, 6 and 6 months old, police said.
During the Labor Day weekend, according to police, Seth Aaron Ator, 36, went on murder with an assault rifle after a traffic stop between the cities of Odessa and Midland, Texas. Seven people were killed before Ator was shot by officers outside a cinema in Odessa.
Before that, there were back-to-back killings in Dayton, Ohio, who claimed nine casualties on August 4, and in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where 22 people had died a day earlier.
While Congress is returning this week to consider the consequences of such chaos, the ABC / Washington Post survey by Langer Research Associates discovered that Americans are more confident in the treatment of arms laws, with a margin of 51 to 36 percent, more than President Donald Trump, a republican.
Above, mourners remember Margie Reckard, one of 22 people who died in a massive shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas on August 3. The results of the new poll come after at least 19 deadly mass shootings have taken place in 2019.
The return of legislators may form the basis for the proposal for stronger arms legislation, with respondents giving preference to 58 percent, compared to 41 percent who are skeptical.
One of the largest majority of the support in the survey came for background checks, with 89 percent of Americans in front, compared to only 9 percent who disapprove.
Mass recordings that have happened in the US so far in 2019
January 23: Five people were killed when a shooter opened fire in a SunTrust Bank in Sebring, Florida, police said.
January 24: Daylon Delon Gamble, 27, reportedly shot down four victims in two scenes in Rockmart, Georgia
January 26: Dakota Theriot, 21, of Louisiana reportedly shoots five victims, including his girlfriend and parents
February 3: Jose Vladimir Larin-Garcia, 19, allegedly shoots four people in the Palm Springs, California area
11 February: A family of four is shot, including a 15-month-old girl, in Polk County, Texas, by an unknown suspect
February 15: Five victims were reportedly shot by Gary Martin, 45, at a factory in Aurora, Illinois
February 16: A hostage leaves five victims dead in Clinton, Mississippi, police say
Another 86% of Americans support & # 39; red flag & # 39; laws requiring a judge to sign if a gun owner is considered dangerous enough to lose his law enforcement weapons.
In addition, Americans support a ban on the sale of assault weapons by 56 to 41 percent, from a peak of 62 percent, after the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last year.
The same statistic reached a low of 45 percent in 2015, according to the poll that about 2,000 adults interviewed from 2 to 5 September via fixed and mobile phone calls.
The FBI considers a & # 39; mass murder & # 39; as one that claims at least three victims. In the most recent tragedy, a 14-year-old reportedly shot his parents and three young brothers and sisters dead in their home (upstairs) in Elkmont, Alabama, on September 3
The survey found that 52 percent of Americans prefer a mandatory repurchase program that would require gun owners to hand in their assault weapons for government financial compensation, and that six out of ten are in favor of banning ammunition clamps with high capacity.
There is hope that the nation will overcome the recent massacres. Respondents gave with 58 percent confidence that stricter weapons laws would in fact reduce mass shooting. For comparison: 41 percent were skeptical.
Those who trusted the stricter laws also support a 75-percent prohibition weapon attack, compared to 28 percent who don't trust the stricter laws.
During the Labor Day weekend, according to police, Seth Aaron, 36, went on murder with an assault rifle after a traffic stop between the cities of Odessa and Midland, Texas. Seven people were killed before Ator was shot by officers outside a movie theater (above)
The results are comparable for compulsory repurchase and forbidding high capacity magazines.
But the survey found that the gap is narrowing with regard to background checks and red flag laws, which won widespread support in the poll, even among those skeptical about the effectiveness of such legislation.
In agreement with President Trump and gun advocates who blame mass shootings for disturbed individuals, 76 percent of Americans said they believe that improved mental health monitoring and treatment would reduce mass shootings.
For comparison: 22 percent do not share the same opinion.
Households with weapons, representing 46 percent of adults, had similar results.
For example, support for a ban on assault weapons was 70 percent in houses without weapons, compared to 43 percent in houses that did.
However, the study found that more than eight in 10 people in the same houses that own weapons, support universal background checks and red flag laws. Nine in ten voice support in households without weapons.
With regard to & # 39; perceived risk & # 39 ;, 67 percent of Americans who are very or somewhat concerned that a mass shooting could take place where they live, support banning the sale of assault weapons. That is compared to 39 percent who are not so concerned.
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