Mental health vs more gun laws

In a Washington Post poll conducted from Feb. 15-18, 2018 almost twice as many people believe identifying people with mental health issues is more important that better gun laws as a way to combat school shooting accross America. See here:

 

Q: Do you think that mass shootings in this country are more a reflection of (problems identifying and treating people with mental health problems) or (inadequate gun control laws)?

 

Problems identifying and treating people with mental health problems

57

%

 

Inadequate gun control laws

28

 

(VOL) Both equally

9

 

(VOL) Neither

2

 

No opinion

4

 

Q: (You may have heard about the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida this week.) Do you think this event could or could not have been prevented by more effective mental health screening and treatment?

 

COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED

COULD NOT HAVE BEEN PREVENTED

No opinion
 
 
 
 

77

%

16

Q: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a...

 

Democrat

31

%

 

Republican

24

 

Independent

40

 

Other

1