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Voters in three swing states with gun massacres in the recent past support a national ban on high-capacity magazines — but don’t think additional laws will prevent mass shootings, a New York Times/Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows.

Fifty-eight percent of likely voters in Colorado support a ban on the magazines. Last month, a man walked into a movie theater in Aurora and opened fire, killing 12. Fifty-seven percent support a ban in Wisconsin, where a man killed six people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee Sunday. In Virginia, another swing state with a mass shooting in recent memory, 52 percent of likely voters support the ban.

The shooters in Aurora, at Virginia Tech in 2007 and in Tucson, Ariz., last year all used high-capacity magazines, which enable a gunman to continue firing additional bullets without stopping to reload. The federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 had a ban on high-capacity magazines. Six states have bans or strict limitations on the magazines now.

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