Half of Texans support stricter gun laws in the U.S.

Half of registered voters in Texas support stricter gun laws in the US, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released on Thursday. The poll comes on the heels of a deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, on May 18.

In addition to generally supporting stricter laws, 50% also say they support a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons, although there is a party divide. Thirty-one percent of Republicans and 83% Democrats support such with independents settling at 50%.

The training of people in schools with guns is important to Texas voters, as they’d rather have armed security officers than armed teachers and school officials, although there is support for both.