See below. It makes me nervous though since the rhetoric from the gun-control crowd will only go higher on the next incident. Peter Support for stricter gun control laws appears to be dropping, a CNN/ORC International poll shows, roughly a year after the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 26 people dead. The poll came out today, just before 911 calls were released from the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. According to the survey, 49% of Americans say they support stricter gun control laws, with 50% opposed. The 49% support is down six percentage points from the 55% who said they backed stricter gun control in January, just a few weeks after the tragedy. Adam Lanza killed 20 students and six teachers before killing himself.