On Tuesday, Rasmussen Reports released a new survey that dampened the media’s gun control hysteria as it revealed that the overwhelming majority of Americans blame government failures for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Rasmussen’s poll was conducted after CNN’s propaganda-style town hall event that demonized gun owners, Republicans, and NRA members. Rasmussen reports:
- 54% of American Adults believe the failure of government agencies to respond to numerous warning signs from the prospective killer is more to blame for the mass shooting. Thirty-three percent (33%) attribute the deaths more to a lack of adequate gun control. Eleven percent (11%) opt for something else.
- Among Americans who have children of elementary or secondary school age, 61% think the government is more to blame. Just 23% of these adults fault a lack of adequate gun control more.
Those surveyed were divided on what they believed would do the most good in preventing mass murders: 41% of respondents opted for stricter gun control while 40% said more action was needed to treat mental health issues. Only 50% of Democrats said that a lack of sufficient gun control was at fault.
Rasmussen also notes that 54% of Americans believe that stricter gun control laws will do nothing or increase violent crime while only 39% believe stricter gun control laws will decrease crime.
Rasmussen further noted that the majority of Americans believe that violent video games and movies are making America a more hostile and violent place.