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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Two new polls show massive public support for background checks on all gun purchases
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Jan. 15, 2013 12:01 a.m.





Separate polls by the Pew Research Center (HERE) and ABC/Washington Post (HERE) show that at least 85 percent of Americans favor making all firearms purchases subject to background checks.

The Pew survey also shows smaller majorities supporting various other measures, including the establishment of a federal database to track gun sales and an outright ban on the sale of assault-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. Fifty-three percent also want online sales of ammunition outlawed.

Pew also reported this:

By a two-to-one margin (64%-32%), most favor putting armed security guards and police in more schools. But when ...

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