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Fox News Poll: 90 Percent of Voters Favor Criminal Background Checks

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FORT WORTH, TX - JULY 10: Gun enthusiasts visit a gun show where thousands of different weapons are displayed for sale on July 10, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Dallas and Forth Worth areas are still mourning the deaths of five police officers last Thursday evening by a lone gunman. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Ninety percent of registered voters are in favor of requiring criminal background checks on all gun buyers, while 81% say they would favor allowing police to temporarily take guns away from people who have been shown to be a danger to themselves or others, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday.

Additionally, 67% are in favor of banning assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons – up from 60% in 2018. Democrats, though, sit at 86%, while Republicans split 46-46% on a ban.

The poll was conducted Aug. 11-13, about a week after mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio left 31 people dead and dozens more injured.

The poll also found:

  • 35% of voters say lack of gun laws and access to guns is a reason mass shooting happen more often in the United States than other countries.
  • 42% say the federal government can do a great deal to reduce gun violence in the U.S.
  • 42% believe it is not at all likely Congress will pass gun legislation this year.
  • 71% think the U.S. government has the ability to reduce gun violence.
  • 37% approve of President Donald Trump’s response to the shootings.
  • 46% think the Trump administration has made the country less safe from mass shootings.

via newsmax

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