A Sig Sauer handgun on sale at a shop in Tucker, Ga.
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December 20, 2012 The latest Pew poll shows a slight upward shift in the percentage of Americans who say it's more important to control gun ownership than it is to protect the right to own guns. But deeply felt feelings appear to be limiting the change.
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A gun shop in Glendale, Calif.
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December 15, 2012 Polls showed little change in attitudes after the killings at Virginia Tech and a Colorado movie theater. The murders of 20 small children and six adults at an elementary school, though, might be so shocking that they'll move opinions. That's what happened after the April 1999 Columbine attack.
May 8, 2012 While support has risen since the mid-1990s and opposition has declined, for the past two years the split has been close to 50-50.
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