Majority dissatisfied with US gun laws, policies: poll

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A majority of Americans are dissatisfied with gun laws and policies in the U.S., according to a Gallup poll released on Friday.

The survey of 547 adults found that 56 percent say they are dissatisfied with U.S. gun laws and policies, compared to 42 percent who say they are satisfied with gun laws.

Sixty-nine percent of Republicans or Republican-leaning independents surveyed were more satisfied with U.S. gun laws, while 22 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents polled say they are satisfied with gun laws.

In addition, 41 percent of the respondents say they are dissatisfied with current gun laws and want them to be stricter, while 8 percent say they are dissatisfied and want them less strict and 7 percent are dissatisfied but want them to remain the same.

The poll was taken before the third anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Fla.

President Biden called for “common sense gun law reforms” on Sunday, the actual anniversary of the Parkland shooting.

Gallup’s poll is based on telephone interviews conducted between Jan. 4-15. The poll has a margin or error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

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