A majority of Americans are in favor of tougher gun laws, which have been shown to reduce gun violence. And for the first time in decades, more Americans dislike the National Rifle Association, than like it. President Trump is believed to be working on legislation to toughen background checks for gun purchases, although he has cast doubts about sealing a bipartisan agreement. Trump has flip-flopped on supporting various gun control measures. Each of the Democratic candidates running for president have come out in support of more restrictive gun laws, while the Republican party, which gets great financial support from the gun lobby and counts among its supporters more gun owners than not, remains tepid towards initiatives that could curb access to arms.

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