Majority of Americans Believe Mental Health Causes Mass Shootings, Not Lack of Gun Bans

A recent poll found that a majority of Americans blame mass shootings on a mental health crisis in America, not a lack of gun bans and other measures of gun control.

The latest Rasmussen poll found that more Americans are fearful of the lack of mental health support for people likely to engage in mass shootings.

“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42 percent of Likely U.S. voters believe mental health is more to blame for mass shootings in America, while 29 percent blame access to firearms. Another 11 percent say social media is more to blame for mass shootings, while seven percent (7 percent) blame school problems and six percent (6 percent) think family problems are more to blame. These findings are only slightly changed from March 2022,” the polling group wrote on April 11.

Also, about 67 percent of voters believe it is likely that the attack on Nashville’s Covenant School will inspire “copycat” attacks on Christian schools, which includes 32 percent who think it’s very likely. While 20 percent don’t think it will happen and 12 are not sure.

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

As to the party split, 54 percent of Republicans, 33 percent of Democrats, and 41 percent of independents say mental health is more to blame for mass shootings. On the other hand, 43 percent of Democrats, 10 percent of Republicans, and 31 percent of independents blame easy firearm access.

Finally, on the responses split by race: 45 percent of white voters, 29 percent of black voters, and 42 percent of other non-black minorities are more to blame for mass shootings, whereas 30 percent of white voters, 28 percent of black voters, and 24 percent of non-black minorities place more blame on firearm access. Black voters are more likely to blame school problems for causing mass shootings.

The left is not winning this issue even with a rise in mass shootings.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston, or Truth Social @WarnerToddHuston

Cross-posted with iPatriot


Turn your back on Big Tech oligarchs and join the New Resistance NOW!  Facebook, Google, and other members of the Silicon Valley Axis of Evil are now doing everything they can to deliberately silence conservative content online, so please be sure to check out our MeWe page here, check us out at ProAmerica Only and follow us at Parler, SocialCrossSpeak Your Mind Here, and Gab.  You can also follow us on Truth Social here, Twitter at @co_firing_line, and at the social media site set up by members of Team Trump, GETTR

While you’re at it, be sure to check out our friends at Whatfinger News, the Internet’s conservative front-page founded by ex-military!And be sure to check out our friends at Trending Views:Trending Views

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

Related Articles

Our Privacy Policy has been updated to support the latest regulations.Click to learn more.×