>> To every politician who is taking donations from the NRA, shame on you.>>
>> The Parkland High School shooting galvanized a movement of students and activists pressing for stronger gun control. And polls taken in the immediate aftermath suggested the tide was on their side. 75% of Americans said they supported moderate to strong regulations or restrictions on firearms.
But that momentum appears to have faded. A new Reuters IPSOS poll out Wednesday, shows support has dropped to 69%, virtually unchanged before the Parkland massacre. We've seen this before, public support for gun control typically spikes in the immediate aftermath of mass shootings. Then falls back to prior levels within a few months.
But while support may spike and then retreat, gun control advocates can point to a longer term change in attitudes. Overall support for restrictions on firearms has crept up from the high 50s to the high 60s since 2012.