January 17, 2013
THE BELTWAY IS NOTHING LIKE AMERICA:
Updates on the Gun Violence Debate (THE NEW YORK TIMES, 1/17/13)
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2013 8:23 AMJust about everyone agrees with the idea -- about 9 in 10 gun owners favor background checks as do people with no firearms in their home. Independents (95 percent), Democrats (93 percent) and Republicans (89 percent) all support a background check for those trying to buy firearms. No matter where people live: in the South, the Northeast, in big cities, in small towns. Even members of the National Rifle Association favor background checks. Only 7 percent of all adults in the survey, conducted Friday though Tuesday, oppose background checks for prospective gun customers.
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