- 67 – 29 percent for a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons;
- 83 – 14 percent for a mandatory waiting period for all gun purchases. It is too easy to buy a gun in the U.S. today, American voters say 67 – 3 percent. If more people carried guns, the U.S. would be less safe, voters say 59 – 33 percent. Congress needs to do more to reduce gun violence, voters say 75 – 17 percent.
Stricter gun control would do more to reduce gun violence in schools, 40 percent of voters say, while 34 percent say metal detectors would do more and 20 percent say armed teachers are the answer.” https://poll.qu.edu/n
How did Roskam respond, in fact, to the Parkland shootings? Here is his “thoughts-and- prayers” press release on Feb. 16: “The motives behind the tragic shooting today at a high school in Florida remain a mystery, but one thing is for certain – the loss of innocent life at the hands of a merciless gunman is a heinous and despicable act. I extend my deepest condolences and heartfelt sorrow to the families of those killed and injured in this atrocious act.” [emphasis in original] https://roskam.house