Nine out of ten gun owners support a background check for all gun purchases – one of the key gun control laws Obama requested from Congress. Only 7% of gun owners oppose the universal check, according to a new CBS/NYTimes poll.
A universal background check would end the so-called gun show loophole, which allows people to buy guns without a background check in various situations, including gun shows.
Surprisingly, NRA president David Keene has also come out in favor of the check. He told CBS this morning that his group has no problem with tougher background checks. But he added that the government needs to focus on safety in schools and care for the mentally ill if we really want to cut down on gun violence.
By contrast only 77% of Politix users support a universal background check - making your average Politix user more likely to oppose the check than your average American.