ABC/Washington Post

The Public Won't Force Congress to Pass Gun Control
January 03, 2013

If President Obama isĀ counting on a new wave of popular supportĀ to help push stricter gun laws through Congress -- as he said he was on Sunday -- then he might want to take a closer look at the latest opinion polls. While the public is more amenable to new gun laws than it was before the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, there hasn't been a fundamental shift in its attitudes toward gun rights and specific gun-control laws.