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Gun Control Statistics & Opinions


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Gun Control Opinion Survey ResultsPercent Supporting
Percent who support tougher gun laws in general46 %
Percent who would support executive action on guns from the President67 %
Percent who support expanded background checks92 %
Percent who want to ban felons or people with mental health problems87 %
Percent who support banning people on federal watchlists85 %
Percent of Republicans who want to ban people on the "no fly" list from buying a gun90 %
Percent of Democrats who want to ban people on the "no fly" list from buying a gun85 %
Percent who support the banning of assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition clips54 %
Tougher Gun Law Support by Political PartyPercent Supporting
Democrats78 %
Republicans29 %
Independents53 %
Total number of people polled for this survey 1,001
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Number of Firearm Background ChecksNumber 
2016 (as of August)16,026,660 (Projected 27,474,274)
201523,141,970
201420,968,547
201321,093,273
201219,592,303
201116,454,951
201014,409,616
200914,033,824
200812,709,023
200711,177,335
200610,036,933
20058,952,945
20048,687,671
20038,481,588
20028,454,322
20018,910,191
20008,543,037
19999,138,123
NICS Firearm Background Checks from 1999-2016
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: CNN/ORC, National Instant Criminal Background Check System
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 31, 2016

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