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  • Survey: 62 percent don’t trust government to fairly enforce gun control laws

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  • A recent survey of 1,000 American adults showed 62 percent of those polled don’t trust government to fairly enforce gun control laws.
    Only 16 percent think it is possible to completely prevent mass shootings like the one in Washington, while 71 percent say it is not possible to fully stop shootings like this and 13 percent are undecided.
    Nineteen percent think stricter gun control laws will do the most to reduce the number of mass murders like the one this week, down from 27 percent just after the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut last December, while 57 percent believe more action to treat mental health issues is the most effective way to limit incidents of this nature, up nine points from 48 percent in the previous survey, and 13 percent feel that limits on violent movies and video games would be the most effective move.
    Only 26 percent trust the government to fairly enforce gun control laws, while 62 percent do not trust the government to administer these laws fairly and 12 percent are not sure.
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