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A new Quinnipiac poll finds that voters are united, across party lines, in supporting background checks on all gun sales. The new poll also finds vast majorities of Americans, including Republicans and gun owners, support H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, which passed the House last week.
The legislation is a critical step in the right direction, making it harder for people who shouldn’t have guns to get them by requiring a background check for every gun sale, including unlicensed online sales and unlicensed sales at gun shows.
“U.S. voters support 86 – 12 percent, including 80 – 17 percent among Republicans and 76 – 20 percent among gun owners, a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives requiring background checks for all gun purchases, including at gun shows and online purchases.
“Voters support 93 – 6 percent ‘requiring background checks for all gun buyers.’ Support is 89 – 10 percent among Republicans and 87 – 12 percent among gun owners.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs