Sixty percent of Americans fear a mass shooting

by Jordyn Pair · Sep 9th, 2019 12:06 pm

Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 1:31 pm

A new poll shows that 60 percent of Americans are worried about a mass shooting and an overwhelming majority support stricter gun laws. 

A poll by ABC News and Washington Post showed that six in 10 Americans are worried about a mass shooting in their community. The poll also found that 89 percent of Americans support background checks for both public and private gun sales and that 86 percent support “red flag” laws, which allow law enforcement to temporarily confiscate firearms from someone a judge has deemed a danger.

The poll also found that more than half of Americans support other measures, including banning the sale of assault weapons and a mandatory assault weapon buy back. Sixty percent of Americans support banning high capacity magazines.

Read the complete study here.