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Gun Numbers

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas f... FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry's largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn't envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) MORE LESS
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September 9, 2019 11:42 a.m.

There’s a new poll on gun policies out from Monmouth this morning. The gist is that the public overwhelmingly supports enhanced background checks and red flag laws. Where you get to something more like a split is on an assault weapons ban and a national gun registry. A majority still supports those two. But the opposition is more substantial. On an assault weapons ban, 66% support it and 38% oppose.

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