A Rasmussen poll reveals that 46% of Americans want no new gun control laws, while 46% do want them.
With the division right down the middle, gun control advocates will find it difficult to get Congress to take action. Congress knows that the Second Amendment forces are far better organized politically than the gun control groups. Politicians will find it safer to do nothing.
The Newtown shooting shifted opinion slightly in favor of gun control, but this flurry of gun control sentiment has shifted back. The Senate’s Democratic leadership has decided not to push a new plan to make background checks tougher.