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Americans Don’t Trust Feds on Gun Control But Less Wary of Federal Gun Licenses

Americans tend to favor Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker’s idea of a federal gun license, even though most don’t trust the federal government with gun laws and don’t expect Booker’s plan to reduce gun crime.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of American Adults favor a mandatory federal license for all gun owners. Thirty-nine percent (39%) are opposed, while 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 6-7, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 6-7, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

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