More Americans Blame Mental Health Than Gun Laws on FL Mass Shooting
In a newly released ABC News/Washington Post poll, more Americans blame mental health than gun laws on the Parkland, Florida high school mass shooting. 58 percent of those surveyed said stricter gun laws could have prevented the massacre, but 77 percent said better mental-health monitoring and treatment could have prevented the shooting.
At the same time, the survey shows Americans don’t think Congress or President Trump are doing enough to prevent mass shootings. 77 percent said Congress isn’t doing enough, and 62 percent said Trump isn’t.
50 percent of people said they were in support of banning firearms known as assault weapons, while 46 percent were opposed.
The poll was conducted by landline and cell phone in the days following the shooting, with a sample of 808 adults.