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Questions - Buying Guns and Background Checks - November 1-2, 2015

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National Survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters

Conducted November 1-2, 2015
By Rasmussen Reports


1* Should a strict background check be required for anyone to buy a gun in the United States?


2* Will strict background checks of all potential gun buyers increase violent crime, decrease violent crime or have no impact on violent crime?


3* If government background checks are implemented, who should be prevented from buying a gun? Should be it just convicted felons and those with serious mental health issues, or should more people be prevented from buying a gun?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence