Vox: “In recent years, [campus shootings] have been escalating. Since the Virginia Tech shooting that killed 32 people in 2007, 28 others have been killed in mass campus shootings.”
The chart below “includes incidents in which three or more people were killed, including three shootings at student protests,” including the Virgina Tech shooting that killed 32 people in 2007.
However, as Chris Cillizza points out, “the simple fact is that tragedies involving guns do not move the political needle — whether you are talking about public opinion or the actions of politicians — in any meaningful way.”
Current support (as of October 2013) for stricter gun laws is lower than it was from 2000 to 2006. As the Gallup pollsters conclude in a memo on their October 2012 numbers: “Numerous mass shootings have occurred in the U.S. in the past decade. However, during this time, aside from the passing surge of support for stricter gun laws after the Newtown shootings, Americans’ support for gun control has tapered.”