December 28th, 2012
07:32 PM ET

No clear message or mandate in debate over gun control

Our second story OutFront: gun control.

Politicians said the Newtown massacre would change everything. But since it happened, Slate Magazine is reporting 277 people in this country have died because of gun violence.

And Americans are sending mixed messages about where they stand on the issue. A recent Gallup poll shows 54 percent still have a positive image of the National Rifle Association.

On the other hand, a poll by ABC News and the Washington Post shows 52 percent of people favor banning semi-automatic handguns, while 59 percent support a ban on high-capacity clips used in assault-style rifles.

OutFront tonight to debate whether legislative change is likely or even possible are CNN contributors Roland Martin and Margaret Hoover.

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