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NTK redux: Frank Luntz on gun control

In the wake of the Arizona shooting tragedy, gun control is back in the news and in the public debate. This Need to Know interview with Republican pollster Frank Luntz from last April looked at a survey of 832 gun owners and found some surprising results. Luntz conducted the poll on behalf of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which is a consortium of 200+ U.S. mayors (started by Michael Bloomberg) in favor of stricter gun-control legislation.

We thought it was worth a second look.

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