View Full Version : Poll: Views on gun laws unchanged after Aurora theater massacre

07-30-2012, 4:19 PM
Dhavan Shah, a communications and political science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said the results show that despite tragedies like the July 20 massacre in Aurora, which left 12 dead and scores wounded, public opinion on guns is deep-seated and rigid.

“News events and disruptions in the media don’t do a lot to shift those opinions,” Shah told NBC News. “Those shifts tend to be more gradual.”


07-30-2012, 7:24 PM
It still dipped to 47 to 46. Not liking that.

07-31-2012, 5:33 AM
Shah, an expert on the social psychology of media influence and communication effects on political judgment, said the findings in the surveys highlight the public’s focus on the trivial rather than fundamental issues.

“The narrative almost always gets formed around the insanity, the extremism of that particular assailant and not a broader discussion of the number of firearms or number of fatalities due to firearms,” he said. “That doesn’t do much to change public opinion. Immediately the discussion shifts back to ‘He called himself the joker and he had red hair

So dont focus on the murderer, focus on the tool he uses.... Dumb ****ing Americans, dont they realize that if guns were banned, people would stop killing each other.