Guns

Half Believe Background Checks Will Lead to Gun Confiscation

Many of those polled still support it

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Almost half of voters believe that new rules for universal background checks could lead to the government confiscating legally-owned guns, according to a wide-ranging poll released Thursday.

The Quinnipiac University survey — which covered several subjects — also found that support most voters believe same-sex marriage should be a constitutional right rather than a state-by-state decision.

And it found 46 percent believe Obamacare will do more harm to them personally than good.

The poll of 1,711 registered voters, conducted between March 26 and April 1 showed that even though 48 percent of respondents thought background checks would lead to confiscations of legally-owned firearms, 91 percent support universal gun background checks — including 88 percent of those who live in households with guns.