A whopping ninety-two percent of Americans favor background checks for all potential gun buyers, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll. And herein lies the problem with today’s gun peddlers, “Licensed gun dealers already must run background checks, but unlicensed dealers and private sellers, many of whom sell guns at gun shows or over the internet, are not required to do so.” So, what kind of a nut would object to background checks? Only 7 percent held objections.
“If you want to buy a gun — whether it’s from a licensed dealer or a private seller — you should at least have to show you are not a felon or somebody legally prohibited from buying one,” Mr. Obama said Wednesday, adding that “as many as 40 percent of all gun purchases are conducted without a background check.”
The poll was taken before President Obama announced his proposals for gun control.
Support for universal background checks went across party lines: 89 percent of Republicans and 93 percent of Democrats and independents were in favor, as well as 93 percent of gun households and 85 percent of those living in a household with a member of the National Rifle Association.
Please proceed, NRA….
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