By Tom Knighton
Everyone wants mass shootings to stop. Everyone sane, at least. They’re terrible events that probably should unite all Americans, if only they weren’t politicized quite so quickly, often before we even know anything. Invariably, someone wants to pass some new law that really won’t solve anything but will make life that much more difficult for we ordinary gun owners.
However, in Iowa, a recent poll suggests that folks in that state understand just how useless those laws are.
A majority of Iowans believe increased controls on gun purchases won’t reduce mass shootings, according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll.
Fifty-six percent of Iowa adults say additional controls won’t lead to fewer mass shootings. Forty percent believe stricter controls would reduce them. Four percent aren’t sure.
Poll respondent Joi Schwery, 43, a clinical nurse and paramedic from Panama in western Iowa’s Shelby County, said she believes violent people would still find a way to illegally obtain deadly weapons.
“Obviously, the majority of gun owners who obtain them legally are not going around and shooting a lot of people,” said Schwery, a political independent and a gun owner who said she has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
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Source:: Bearing Arms