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Poll: 74 percent of Americans would support raising age to purchase firearms to 21

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A poll shows growing support for new gun control legislation.

As the nation debates what action is needed after the latest wave of mass shootings, a new poll from Quinnipiac University finds a large majority of Americans would like to raise the age to buy a firearm to 21. That’s one of the findings of the poll, which also surveyed attitudes about President Biden, Congress, and the economy.

For analysis, we spoke with the poll's Tim Malloy.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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