Eyewitness This: 6 in 10 fearful of mass shooting; majority support expanded background checks, poll finds

An ABC News/Washington Post poll shows what Americans think about gun laws, and their fears of mass shootings in their communities.

Nearly 90% of people surveyed said they support expanding background checks for all gun purchases, while 56% said they supports banning the sale of assault weapons. Six out of 10 people said they are worried about a mass shooting in their community.

There is also especially broad support for improved mental health monitoring and treatment. Seventy-six percent of participants think those kinds of programs would reduce mass shootings.

For the full survey, click here.

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