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Those hoping for a popular resurgence for gun control are having their ambitions smashed by two major opinion polls showing strong opposition to further restrictions and widespread support for concealed weapons.

A CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday shows 52 percent of Americans oppose more gun control laws compared to 46 percent who want the government to tighten regulations.

Opposition to gun control has grown since CNN’s last poll in June that showed the public was split with 49 percent on either side of the issue.

The support for gun rights has grown despite the Umpqua Community College shooting Oct. 1 that killed nine people.

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