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NC voters support background checks for gun buyers

A recent poll found that a majority of North Carolinians favor mandatory background checks for gun buyers.

The survey found that 90 percent of Tar Heel voters favor gun buyers to pass a criminal background check, with only 8 percent opposed, and 2 percent not sure, according to a survey commissioned by Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

The survey also found that 81 percent said they agreed with reasonable restrictions on gun ownership to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and other who people who are are already barred from having guns.

The survey was conducted by Democratic pollster Douglas Schoen who is close to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is heading up the mayors effort to win new gun restrictions. Schoen also did polling for the Clintons and other Democrats.

The poll of 800 North Carolina voters was conducted Jan. 28-31 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.


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back ground checks are already required.

For exercising the Right to Bear Arms... however IDs are not required to exercise the Right to Vote. Nor does the press have to show they have a clue before writing in a newspaper/online blog.

For God's Sake - Check the backgrounds of gun buyers!

This government better wake up before we have multiple Columbines and Auroras in North Carolina that will drive the public to demand gun control legislation. For God's sake - act now!

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