Mixed Views Are Found on Stricter Laws for Guns

From the New York Times:

Few voters in the polls are satisfied with how much time the presidential candidates have spent on gun laws. More than 4 in 10 in Virginia and Wisconsin say too little time has been spent on the issue, while nearly 3 in 10 say it has been the right amount; Colorado voters are more divided. About 2 in 10 in each state say they have spent too much time discussing the issue.

About half of voters in each state say they or someone in their household owns a gun.

The polls found majority support in each state for a nationwide ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines, ranging from 52 percent in favor in Virginia, where 32 people were killed by a gunman in 2007 at Virginia Tech, to 57 percent in Wisconsin and 58 percent in Colorado.

Hard for me to understand the results from Virginia given the massacre there at Virginia Tech. Folks told pollsters criminals and crazy people would still get guns, but wouldn't it at least make it more difficult? Interesting that they lean more toward banning sales of high-capacity ammo.

One factor often ignored in the continuing carnage resulting from our lax laws, the number of suicides from folks using a firearm. Much more lethal than most any other method for harming oneself.