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U.S. Gun-Control Support Is Highest in One Poll's 5-Year History

  • Voters widely back assault weapons ban, Quinnipiac poll finds
  • Survey comes after Florida school shooting that killed 17

In the wake of yet another school shooting, American voters say they want stricter gun laws, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. The findings mark the highest level of support for gun control ever measured by the poll, according to Quinnipiac.

The nationwide survey taken Feb. 16-19 began two days after a school shooting in Florida left 17 people dead. Students who survived within hours were calling for stricter gun laws including a ban on assault weapons, and are leading plans for protests at schools across the country to demand action.