Analysis: Why Has Support for Gun Control Fallen? [Member Exclusive]
A new poll shows support for stricter gun laws has fallen significantly even after a spate of highly-publicized mass shootings. That’s counterintuitive based on how Americans have traditionally reacted to mass shootings. In the past, support for stricter gun laws tends to rise in the wake of these tragedies but the latest Pew Research poll shows a 7-point drop instead. Why is that?