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Most Americans Want More Gun Laws

In a post-Newtown world, Americans are hoping to make some firearms a little harder to get. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll found that a majority of Americans favor gun control measures such as banning assault weapons and expanding background checks for those who buy weapons and ammunition. Support for banning high-capacity ammunition magazines is at a new high, with 65 percent in favor, and 51 percent agree with the NRA's suggestion of armed guards in schools, though more people view the group's leadership unfavorably.

January 14, 2013 5:50 PM