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North Carolina voters support new gun restrictions and Voter ID

A majority of North Carolinians support further gun regulations and support a new voter ID law, according to a new poll.

The Elon Poll found that nine out of 10 support background checks, 83 percent said they support waiting periods before citizens can purchase handguns, 56 percent support the banning of the sale of semi-automatic assault rifles, while 55 percent would limit the number of rounds of ammunition in clips or magazines.

The survey also found that 72 percent of North Carolinians support the idea of requiring voters to show photo identification before being allowed to vote. More than 97 percent of the respondents said they have some form of photo identification.

The survey of 891 residents was conducted Feb. 24-28 and had a margin of error of 3.28 percent.

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