Background check support strong, but lower, a year after Newtown

On the cusp of the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., a CBS News poll reveals Americans overwhelmingly support a federal law requiring background checks on all potential gun buyers, a measure that has so far failed to be put into law.

Eighty-five percent of Americans favor such a law, including large majorities of Republicans (84 percent), Democrats (92 percent), independents (81 percent), and gun owners (84 percent). CONT.

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