The Polling Center: Texans’ Dueling Attitudes on Guns

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Despite Texas’ prominent place in America’s consciousness as a pro-gun state, Texans’ attitudes toward gun control express the same ambivalence about gun regulation that was made apparent in the recent failure of the U.S. Senate to pass background check legislation ostensibly supported by 90 percent of Americans in national polls.

The evidence of Texans’ ambivalence is a Lone Star variation on the national theme. Considering the most recent University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll results on national and state-level gun control proposals in light of the panoply of pro-gun measures being considered this legislative session provides a clear illustration ...

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