Mass Shooting and Gun Laws
A majority of Americans support passing new gun control legislation, according to a new Gallup poll released on Thursday—marking the first time a majority of those surveyed has expressed such a view since Gallup started tracking the issue in 2000. The poll—taken in the month between the deadly mass shootings in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 and in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Nov. 5—found that 51 percent of Americans were in favor of increased gun legislation. Mass shootings often increase support for gun control laws to deter such violence. But how likely is it that gun regulations will prevent mass shootings? Is the government morally obligated to find out what policies can and cannot prevent these shootings? Do citizens have a duty to press the government for action? Answer the question you chose in a response that is a minimum of 1-2 paragraphs. Be sure to explain your answers and give reasons for your views.