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Gallup: To Stop Shootings Americans Should Focus on Cops and Crazies

Democrats substantially more likely to see assault gun ban as effective

by Frank Newport

PRINCETON, NJ — Americans are most likely to say that an increased police presence at schools, increased government spending on mental health screening and treatment, and decreased depiction of gun violence in entertainment venues would be effective in preventing mass shootings at schools. Americans rate the potential effectiveness of a ban on assault and semi-automatic guns as fourth on a list of six actions Gallup asked about.