1. Nineteen out of twenty poll respondents support “a background check on anyone attempting to purchase a gun in order to determine whether the prospective buyer has been convicted of a felony.” (CNN/ORC)
2. About a third of the guns sold in this country are sold in private transactions (i.e., the seller isn’t a licensed gun dealer) and therefore require no background checks. Closing that loophole would be a major tightening of gun control laws.
3. More than four in ten respondents oppose “stricter gun control laws.” (ABC/WaPo)