Assault weapon ban: What do you think?

After the Orlando, Fla., shooting at a gay club early Sunday morning left 49 people dead and another 53 injured, many people have begun calling for a ban on assault weapons.

A CBS News poll conducted after the shooting reportedly showed 57 percent of Americans favored a ban, an increase from a poll in December showing 44 percent did.

The poll also showed 38 percent oppose the legislation in comparison to 50 percent from the December poll.

The poll also showed 78 percent of Democrats support the ban and 18 percent oppose it while half of Republicans responding to the poll oppose a ban and 45 percent are in favor.

Independents were split, with 47 percent in support of a ban and 45 percent opposed.

What do you think? Would an assault weapon ban help combat these mass shootings?