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Poll Shows Voters Expect, And Want, Gun Laws

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A new poll released Monday from The Hill shows that Americans are expecting stronger gun laws as a response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. In a survey of voters, only 19 percent said that the tragedy made them want looser gun laws. Forty seven percent said it made them want stronger laws. Of those surveyed, 11 percent said that gun laws in the US were too strict. Forty nine percent said they should be stronger. Those numbers split along party lines: Around 75 percent of Democrats believe that gun laws are too weak, but only 24 percent of Republicans agreed.