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PolitiFact: Americans Support Background Checks for Gun Buyers

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While campaigning for background checks with gun purchases, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell referenced polls showing public support for the policy.

Mayor Leffingwell joined a press conference supporting background checks in March – and said 90 percent of Americans and 74 percent of National Rifle Association members support universal background checks.

Emily Donahue with KUT News checked the claim with Gardner Selby of the Austin American-Statesman’s Politfact Texas project. Selby checked those stats, and you can listen to their conversation in the player above.

Emily Donahue is a former grants writer for KUT. She previously served as news director and helped launch KUT’s news department in 2001.
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