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Continued: Minnesota Poll: Background checks draw strong gun owner support

  • Article by: JIM RAGSDALE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 4, 2013 - 6:57 AM

Sundstrom does not own guns but says she has generally positive feelings about the NRA. “I know several people that belong to the NRA — they’re pretty normal,” she said. “I don’t know if more background checks are the answer, but it’s a start.”

Lynn Anderson of Springfield is more concerned that universal background checks could lead to a system of gun registration. “It depends what we’re getting out of background checks,” he said. “I’m not against background checks in general, as long as it doesn’t result in universal registration.”

Anderson said that universal background checks likely would not have been prevented recent mass killings and added, “I don’t think it’s the answer to our prayers.”

 

Staff writers Rachel E. Stassen-Berger and Baird Helgeson contributed to this report. Jim Ragsdale • 651-925-5042

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