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Poll: Tougher Gun Laws Won't Prevent Shootings

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Two new Fox News polls reflect the mood of the country on issues that seem to be on everyone's minds -- gun control and government spending.

An overwhelming majority of the more than 1,000 people polled -- all selected at random -- are in agreement: our government spends too much and gun control laws won't prevent tragedies.

Here are those numbers:

-- 71% of registered voters polled last week said tougher laws won't prevent shootings like the one we saw in Sandy Hook.

-- 22% said tougher laws will help

-- Despite this big split, a majority of voters said they are in favor of strengthening our gun control laws

When it comes to government spending, American voters increasingly think we've lost our way:

-- 83% of those polled said our government spending is out of control

-- 11% believe the spending is managed carefully

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