Majority supports measures aimed at curbing gun violence

A majority of Americans support an array of proposals aimed at reducing gun violence, even while the overall question of gun control remains markedly divisive, according to a new University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant poll.

The survey found that majorities favor a reinstated ban on assault-style weapons; requiring background checks for all gun sales; a ban on ammunition clips capable of holding more than 10 rounds; creation of a federal database to track gun sales; and taking steps to prevent people with mental illness from purchasing guns. [cont.]

University of Connecticut