Broad Public Approval of New Gun Law, but Few Say It Will Do a Lot To Stem Gun Violence

Posted on AllSides July 29th, 2022
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President Joe Biden signs the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law on June 25, 2022, in Washington, D.C. The legislation is the first new gun regulations passed by Congress in more than 30 years. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Majority of Americans want Congress to pass more gun policy legislation

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Americans are largely supportive of the new gun law passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden on June 25. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults (64%) approve of the new gun law, including 32% who strongly approve. Just 21% say they disapprove of the law, including 11% who strongly disapprove; 15% are not sure.

Despite broad support for the new law, however, most Americans are not optimistic it will do much to reduce gun violence in...

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