- Nov 21, 2018
Mass shootings happen with numbing frequency in the United States. Despite the extraordinary tragedy of these events, such as the shooting at Columbine High School twenty years ago this week, little progress has been made in policy and law to prevent them from happening again.
David J Barney et al. Reexamining the Effect of Mass Shootings on Public Support for Gun Control, British Journal of Political Science (2019). DOI: 10.1017/S0007123418000352[ ... ]
Their study, published recently in the British Journal of Political Science, showed that after each mass shooting, rather than moving toward consensus, public opinion became more polarized, with no net movement toward or away from stricter gun regulations. Democrats were more likely to support greater gun control, while Republicans were inclined to support fewer regulations.
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