In the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 54 percent of Americans support stricter gun-control laws while 43 percent oppose them, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. There is a gender gap on guns, as 59 percent of women support more gun control compared with 47 percent of men. Only 29 percent of Republicans support more gun control. Regarding specific proposals, 59 percent of those surveyed support a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips, and 52 percent support a ban on semi-automatic handguns. Only 27 percent support banning all handgun sales except to law enforcement.
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