Majorities in Fox News poll favor stricter guns laws, think Congress won't act

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A majority of Americans voters favor stricter guns laws, from 91 percent who back universal background checks to the 60 percent who want a ban on assault rifles and semiautomatic weapons, according to a Fox News poll released Sunday. By a 53 percent to 40 percent margin, voters said protecting people against gun violence is more important than protecting gun rights, though people in gun-owning households disagreed with that statement by a margin of 57 percent to 37 percent. Voters in gun households were split on banning assault rifles, with 50 percent opposed and 47 percent in favor.

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