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The NRA’s Image Improves as Support for Gun Control Slips

by Shawn Neidorf, Research Associate, Pew Center for the People & the Press

Each year since its occurrence in 1999, the April 20 anniversary of the Columbine High School tragedy renews debate about the desirability of stricter controls on firearms. Recent surveys, however, find Americans less disposed to gun control than they were in the years surrounding the shootings.

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