Americans don’t think a new wave of gun laws will prevent future mass shootings, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Only 39 percent of Americans think the new laws would stop gun violence, according to the poll from CNN and TIME, compared to 61 percent who think it will continue. In December 1993, as then-President Bill Clinton was preparing a crime bill with gun control elements, 49 percent thought new laws would stop violence.
The poll also found 55 percent of Americans favored stricter gun laws, including 56 percent who support an assault weapon ban and 56 percent who think existing gun laws make it too easy to buy a gun. Forty percent think the law makes it just difficult enough.