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Fiscal -- Well since the horrific shooting in Connecticut we have heard lots of ideas and how to keep our children safer but what to the people really want Scott Rasmussen.
-- now when they look at his latest polls on these issues Scott good to -- yet.
In general I imagine the mood in favor of gun control is increasing correct.
It has an effect -- 47%.
Now say they want stricter gun control laws at the highest level of support we've ever seen.
Want to see a ban on assault weapons or semi automatic weapons and David.
Make people want something to be done that they know there are no simple solutions they know the world can't be made perfectly safe.
But they're looking -- gun control they also wanna see limits placed on violent video games and movies and they're also concerned about mental illness okay we're looking at the favor assault ban weapons ban numbered at 55% you mention.
We have been there before we had federal assault weapons ban from 94 to 2004.
We just debated the governor of New Jersey former governor Jersey about how effective or not that -- On word that numbers about the same leading into that assault ban.
You know it's it there's enough.
Different you can't compare numbers precisely -- I think it's more an attitude right now the people were saying.
They want something done.
There is age and again there's not a believe that banning assault weapons -- -- it eliminate horrors like we had first couple weeks ago.
But there is a a strong move that something could be should be done.
And and by the way part of that means stricter enforcement of existing gun laws well and and of course part of that also means more restrictions on background checks more restrictions on people who may be mentally ill.
Of the respondents.
-- your poll suggests that there should be stricter controls for the mentally ill.
Of course the question of what mentally -- is it's -- -- you know when you have so many opinions so hot because of the news -- slashing here.
You run the danger of making rules that are not well thought out.
That and it got it that's why emphasized the sense that people want something to be done but they want something that has a chance to work they want to be thought out.
In the heat of the moment might not be the best time let me let me just give -- an exam guidelines for example Wayne -- was on on the news yesterday and he -- -- The comment that lunatics like the guy responsible for the for the recent shooting should obviously not -- had a -- Immediately the APA the American Psychiatric Association came in defending the term lunatics and said that it was improper for Wayne -- here.
To castigate those people who were considered lunatics for being responsible for gun violence so I you have you have all kinds of sort of crazy things going on in terms of how you define certain people and who should get guns and who shouldn't.
Right -- think about any societal issue you know how do you deal with children what's the best way to bring them up well there is no simple answer you can't say.
Spanking is the ultimate answer or not spanking is the ultimate answer their circumstances are different kids everybody responds differently.
What do you start talking about an issue like treatment of mental illness of the mentally ill how they should have access to guns.
Well there is a rational.
Response to most Americans have somebody who was not thinking clearly should not have a gun in their hands but how do you define that in codified in law.
That's a much trickier issue it is indeed Scott -- music good to see -- Scott thank you very much like David added.
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