Millennials will finally bring in tough gun control measures when they are old enough to achieve positions of power, a new study claims.
The poll, by the respected Harvard Institute of Politics, revealed 61 per cent – close to two thirds – of 18-29 year olds back stricter gun control laws.
That is a dramatic increased in just four years, when 49 per cent of people in the same age bracket backed tougher regulation.
And in 2011 just 46 per cent of Millennials polled felt the same way, suggesting the latest result could climb even higher in the coming years.
Last week’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl., killed 17, but it is far from the biggest death toll in a mass-shooting since 2011.
In 2012 Adam Lanza gunned down 20 elementary school pupils and six adults at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut.
2016 saw Omar Mateen kill 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, while Stephen Paddock committed the biggest mass shooting in U.S. history last October.
He gunned down 58 people attending a music festival in Las Vegas from a 32nd floor window of the Mandalay Bay hotel.
President Trump said Monday he backed calls for tougher background checks to stop guns falling into the hands of convicted criminals.