Overwelming support for background checks
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Wed October 2, 2013

Poll finds strong support for background checks for gun buyers

In this Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, an assortment of firearms are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill.
In this Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, an assortment of firearms are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill.
Credit AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File

A Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday finds American voters overwhelmingly support universal background checks for all gun buyers by 89 to 9 percent. The result is the same as several other national polls conducted by Quinnipiac in the months after the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting last December.