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The Last 2 Weeks Have Convinced Americans Gun Reform Could Happen; By Ariel Edwards-Levy

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The HuffPost/YouGov poll is among a slew of recent surveys finding a substantial shift on gun control. Aftermath's of a mass shooting in the U.S. usually follow a well-worn pattern. The 1st surveys, conducted with the tragedy flashing across screens, show a brief uptick in concern about gun violence, & maybe a spike in the national appetite for tighter firearm restrictions. Then, as soon as the story fades from the headlines, the increase is gone.  At this moment, however, the political landscape looks more promising for gun control advocates than it has in some time.A HuffPost/YouGov survey taken immediately after the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, found the same familiar uptick . But in the days since, the numbers have continued to shift in favor of congressional action on guns. There’s also a rising belief that Congress could actually take such action...'

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