Per an ABC News/Washington Post poll, 54% of Americans favor stricter gun control laws, numerically a five-year high. 59% support a ban specifically on high-capacity ammunition clips. 52% favor banning semi-automatic handguns.
More than half of Americans say the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, reflect broader problems in society rather than an isolated act of a troubled person – more than after other recent shooting incidents, suggesting the possibility of a new national dialogue on violent crime.
It should be more than a mere "possibility," but okay.