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Gallup: Americans Favor Stricter Gun Sale Laws

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By    |   Monday, 19 Oct 2015 11:17 AM

A majority of Americans now want stricter laws for the sale of guns, with support for keeping current laws as they are down from last year, a new Gallup poll shows.

According to the survey, 55 percent say they want laws covering the sale of firearms to be tougher – a rise of 6 percent since 2014.

Other results found:
  •  33 percent want current gun laws kept in place, down from 37 percent last year.
  • 11 percent want less restrictions on gun laws, down from 13 percent in 2014.
  • Among those who own a gun, support for stricter laws was 36 percent, up from 30 percent last year.
  • The survey found 43 percent of the poll respondents say they have a gun in their household; 28 percent say they personally own a firearm.

The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The results come in the wake of high-profile mass shootings – including at Umpqua Community College in Roseberg, Ore., earlier this month –  that have triggered renewed debate about gun control.

President Barack Obama is reportedly considering using an executive order to impose new background-check requirements on people buying guns from high-volume dealers.

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