A new poll shows that a majority of Americans are in favour of 'major restrictions' on gun ownership.
The CNN/ORC survery, conducted between 17th and 18th December, showed:
- 52% of Americans favour major restrictions on guns or making all guns illegal
- 43% said the Sandy Hook shootings makes them more likely to support gun control laws.
- 53% of people polled also said they believe attacks will continue regardless of any action taken
As President Obama calls for "concrete proposals" to curb gun violence, some shooting enthusiasts have doubts they will work in practice.
A resident of Newtown told ITV News he found six terrified children hiding in his garden after last week's massacre at an elementary school.
Parents are anxious but doing their best to return to a routine, for the sake of the children.