A record-high percentage of voters answered yes to this question in a recent Quinnipiac University poll.

WASHINGTON — Six in 10 U.S. voters support stronger gun laws in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, the highest backing ever recorded in a Quinnipiac University poll.

Stricter laws drew the support of 60 percent, with 36 percent in opposition. That surpassed the previous high in June, when 54 percent supported stronger gun laws and 42 percent opposed them.

In addition, 73 percent favored banning bump stocks, which allow semiautomatic weapons to fire more like automatic ones. One quarter, 25 percent, did not.

“The Las Vegas massacre echoes though a survey that shows American voters want stricter gun laws and a ban on high-capacity clips and bump stocks, the device that makes a lethal weapon even more lethal,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll.

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Bipartisan legislation to ban bump stocks and other modifications designed to increase the rate of fire of semiautomatic rifles has been introduced in the House with the support of Reps. Leonard Lance, R-7th Dist., and Chris Smith, R-4th Dist.

U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez, D-N.J., signed onto similar legislation in their chamber.

“Another horrific mass shooting has left dozens of families shattered by the loss of a loved one, while hundreds more face a long and painful road to recovery,” Menendez said. “As the people’s elected representatives, we have a moral obligation to put in place policies to prevent massacres like this one in the future.”

Booker helped lead a Senate filibuster last year to force a vote on legislation requiring background checks for weapons purchases at gun shows and over the Internet. Senate Republicans blocked action on the proposal. Such checks were supported by 94 …read more

Source:: New Jersey Real -Time News

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