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Americans Divided Over Gun Policy Issues - New Survey
« on: June 23, 2017, 12:51:00 AM »
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A new survey reveals Americans are deeply divided on gun policy issues, just as they are over immigration, health care and other political matters that have polarized the nation.

The survey, released Thursday by Pew Research Center, found sharp differences among gun owners and those who don't own firearms.

More than half of gun owners support the creation of a federal database to track gun sales, while 80 percent of non-gun owners support such an effort.

Just fewer than half of gun owners favor a ban on assault weapons, compared to nearly 80 percent of those who do not own guns.

On the issue of banning high-capacity magazines, nearly 45 percent of gun owners support a ban, while nearly three-quarters of non-gun owners do.

There is common ground, however, among gun owners and non-gun owners on the issue of preventing people with certain mental illnesses from buying firearms. Nearly 90 percent of respondents from both groups believe the mentally ill should be prevented from purchasing firearms.



 

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