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Gun Control Statistics & Opinions

Gun Control Opinion Survey Results Percent Supporting
Percent who support tougher gun laws in general 46 %
Percent who would support executive action on guns from the President 67 %
Percent who support expanded background checks 92 %
Percent who want to ban felons or people with mental health problems 87 %
Percent who support banning people on federal watchlists 85 %
Percent of Republicans who want to ban people on the "no fly" list from buying a gun 90 %
Percent of Democrats who want to ban people on the "no fly" list from buying a gun 85 %
Percent who support the banning of assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition clips 54 %
Tougher Gun Law Support by Political Party Percent Supporting
Democrats 78 %
Republicans 29 %
Independents 53 %
Total number of people polled for this survey 1,001
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Number of Firearm Background Checks Number  
2016 (as of August) 16,026,660 (Projected 27,474,274)
2015 23,141,970
2014 20,968,547
2013 21,093,273
2012 19,592,303
2011 16,454,951
2010 14,409,616
2009 14,033,824
2008 12,709,023
2007 11,177,335
2006 10,036,933
2005 8,952,945
2004 8,687,671
2003 8,481,588
2002 8,454,322
2001 8,910,191
2000 8,543,037
1999 9,138,123
NICS Firearm Background Checks from 1999-2016
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Sources: CNN/ORC, National Instant Criminal Background Check System
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 12, 2016

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