With or without CNN, those figures are only likely to increase in support of gun reform.

Joshua Blank, manager of polling and research at the Texas Politics Project where the University of Texas/Texas Tribune polls are conducted, told the Texas Tribune the increase in mass shootings will make the possibility of gun control measures more likely.

“With each one of these shootings, what you tend to see is a major uptick in attitudes in favor of greater gun restrictions,” Blank said. “With each additional tragedy, there tends to be more people who further embrace the possibility of more gun restrictions.”

To see one solution that doesn’t involve making gun laws more or less strict, check out the Houston Chronicle Editorial Board on why parents with firearms should play more of an active role in securing their weapons.