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United States

8 June 1999

ABC News (USA) / AP

WASHINGTON — With the House on the verge of a debate over gun control, confidential Republican polling suggests overwhelming public support for fresh restrictions, including an increase in the minimum age for handgun purchases from 18 to 21. The polling, conducted last month for the GOP House campaign committee, found rock-solid support of roughly 80 percent for expanded background checks for handgun purchases, safety locks for guns, mandatory prison terms for felons... (

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