PressTV-‘Congress could do more to stop mass shootings’

Most Americans say Congress and President Donald Trump are not doing enough to prevent mass shootings in the country, a new poll reveals.

According to a Washington Post–ABC News poll published on Tuesday, 62 percent of respondents said that Trump is not taking adequate action to place stern measures on the rash of mass shootings that has roiled the country, while 77 percent place blame on Congress.

However, most Americans place fault on the failure to identify and treat mental illness as the primary driver for such shootings. Fifty-seven percent said so, compared to just 28 percent who blamed inadequate gun control laws. 

The poll results came days after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, in the US state of Florida, which left 17 people dead and 14 others injured. 

The shooting reignited the national debate over gun control and mental health screening and treatment.

The poll also revealed that 77…

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