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Almost half of us believe that taking action to treat mental illness will do the most to prevent another tragedy like -- -- -- Too little more than a quarter office who think that -- -- gun control vols will do the -- I find that a real surprise.
Joining us now is Scott Rasmussen from Rasmussen Reports who conducted that poll.
I'm surprised -- I would have thought that.
-- -- talk about got to get rid of assault weapons that would be the number one choice but prevention by most Americans but that is not the case tells all about.
Well yeah a first of all 86% to think that we need to do more to identify and treat mental illnesses I think part of that comes from the fact that.
You look at an incident like this in your your reaction is nobody in their right mind could have done -- there's a problem there.
Think we need to limit violence on movies and videogames.
Do want stricter gun control laws.
That's the highest.
Level of support we've ever measured for stricter gun control two points higher than after the horror of Virginia Tech five years ago.
I think if you put all together Stewart.
People want to see something done.
They they are frustrated.
But at the same time they're pretty pragmatic only 20% believe it's possible.
To prevent future things like this from happening.
No that's interesting because I would have thought -- been a straightforward gung -- get those assault rife ones out here and that would be the majority opinion but is not.
Majority well -- what is it take care of mental illness mandate is let's do something about -- as the best way of preventing these Mexicans.
And there's another there's another part we asked specifically about stricter gun control laws.
We're going back in the field we're gonna ask about more enforcement say on background checks and other things I'm absolutely certain.
That there will be strong support for enforcing laws we have perhaps more diligently than we have in the past there will be.
But overall you know again what -- have there's this sense that people.
Want something done they -- -- see some action taken they know that we can achieve perfect safety.
But you know sort if something was done.
To even save you know one life -- that war or something can be done to prevent even one future tragedy.
That'd be -- plus.
I I'm just intrigued.
That what was it 48% to I think said that.
-- -- the best action to prevent future tragedies is to identify mental illness and stop guns getting into the hands of the mentally ill.
That that's a real revelation to me because I I wasn't expecting that what will you that.
You know that that was a surprise I was a big surprise to may actually.
And I think the other part of it and it and I and I -- I think I hate to keep bring coming back -- this point.
Implementation of any of these things is very difficult what does identify and treat mental illness really mean how can you go about it.
Experts can't tell us how to predict who's gonna do something like this.
So there are challenges of a peep or saying let's give a good honest look to find something that can be done well said.
And Scott Rasmussen that's a very interest -- and -- very glad to devoted to news this morning that he's happy to do it -- so.