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Most Americans support tough new measures to combat gun violence, including a ban on assault weapons and posting armed guards at every school, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
More than half of all Americans — 52 percent in the new poll — say the Newtown shootings made them more supportive of gun control; just 5 percent say they are now less apt to back tighter restrictions. Most also are at least somewhat worried about a mass shooting in their own community, with concern jumping to 65 percent among those with school-age children at home.
The findings, which also show broad bipartisan support for requiring mandatory background checks to purchase firearms at gun shows, come as President Obama said Monday he will lay out specific White House proposals on gun control legislation and executive actions this week.
Obama has pledged to champion broad new reforms in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last month that killed 26, including 20 students. He is scheduled to receive a list of proposals on Tuesday from Vice President Biden, who is leading a task force on gun violence.

Poll: Most Americans support new gun control measures after Newtown massacre

Most Americans support tough new measures to combat gun violence, including a ban on assault weapons and posting armed guards at every school, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

More than half of all Americans — 52 percent in the new poll — say the Newtown shootings made them more supportive of gun control; just 5 percent say they are now less apt to back tighter restrictions. Most also are at least somewhat worried about a mass shooting in their own community, with concern jumping to 65 percent among those with school-age children at home.

The findings, which also show broad bipartisan support for requiring mandatory background checks to purchase firearms at gun shows, come as President Obama said Monday he will lay out specific White House proposals on gun control legislation and executive actions this week.

Obama has pledged to champion broad new reforms in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last month that killed 26, including 20 students. He is scheduled to receive a list of proposals on Tuesday from Vice President Biden, who is leading a task force on gun violence.

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