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After a summer of violent riots fueled by furious Democrats, support for stricter gun control laws is the lowest it has been since 2016.

According to Gallup, 57 percent of Americans call for stricter laws covering the sale of firearms. This marks a seven-point drop since 2019.

Meanwhile, 34 percent of American adults prefer gun laws remain the same. Nine percent would like them to be less strict.

The most recent bump in support for stricter gun control laws came after the Parkland shooting in Florida. That 2018 tragedy resulted in support for tighter gun laws hitting 67 percent. The number remained around 67 percent in 2019.

Gallup broke down the results by demographic as well. Twenty-two percent of Republicans want tighter gun laws, which has fallen 14 points since last year. Only 46 percent of men want more strict gun laws. Twenty-six percent of gun owners want tighter laws.

Geography matters too. Sixty-eight percent of respondents from the east and 63 percent from the west want tighter gun laws. The midwest is at 50 percent while the south is 49 percent.

Also of note, Americans’ support for banning the possession of a handgun is near the lowest on record in Gallup’s 40-year trend. That number sits at 25 percent — two points away from 23 percent in 2016.

While partisan politics make a big difference overall, less than half of Democrats (41 percent) support a handgun ban.

Gallup’s full article can be found here.

Author: Jacob Hall