December 17th, 2012
09:55 PM ET

Newtown shooting forces pro-gun congressmen to shift stances on gun regulation

In the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy, a chorus of voices are demanding tighter controls on guns. A new ABC News-Washington Post poll conducted this weekend shows a sizable shift.

The number of people who say they strongly support stricter gun control laws rose by 5 points - while the number strongly opposed dropped 5 points.

But will the sentiment for regulation gain momentum, and is anyone in Washington listening? CNN Contributor John Avlon is OutFront tonight.

Don't let this moment pass without acting on gun control

Sometimes it takes a tragedy to make us confront reality.

In the wake of the slaughter of first graders in Newtown, Connecticut, there are signs that the country - and Congress - are ready to confront the cancer of gun violence that kills over 11,000 Americans each year.

More than 200 Americans have been killed in mass shootings in the last five years. After each attack - whether it was Virginia Tech or Aurora, Colorado - we were told that it was too soon to talk about the role of guns. Now, the fever of denial might be breaking.




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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    The folks who brought us "Not intended to be a factual statement" and "Pizza is a vegetable"?

    December 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Reply

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