NASHVILLE (WSMV) – A new Vanderbilt University poll finds that Tennesseans on both sides of the aisle agree on a variety of issues; including the opioid crisis, improved background checks on gun purchases, and childcare.
Virtually everyone, Republican and Democrat, agreed that guns should not be easier to buy. An overwhelming majority, 86 percent, approved of background checks for gun show and private gun sales. The same supported bans for people with certain mental health issues, and 68 percent supported the creation of a universal database to track all gun purchases. At least 51 percent of Tennesseans believe that assault-style weapons should be banned.
I’ve been here for almost 4 years now and I’ve yet to talk to anybody at all that supports any of the gun control measures in the article and the county I live in is overwhelmingly Republican. City-data.com says that 83.9% of Lafayette voted for Trump in the last election.