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Poll finds most Arizona voters would support raising minimum age to purchase firearms

new poll from the Arizona-based research group OH Predictive Insights found that 74% of state voters would support raising the minimum age to buy firearms to 21. 

Furthermore, more than 80% of respondents believe that firearm customers should be subject to criminal background checks. 

Mike Noble is the chief of research with the organization. 

"While Arizona is and will continue to be a gun friendly state, it is likely that the seemingly constant stories of most recent mass shootings are causing Arizonans to come together on several strategies seeking to prevent gun violence." Noble said. 

While multiple areas saw bipartisan voter support, some issues such as a ban on assault and semi-automatic weapons saw a greater amount of support from Democrats and Independents than Republican respondents. 

Greg Hahne started as a news intern at KJZZ in 2020 and returned as a field correspondent in 2021. He learned his love for radio by joining Arizona State University's Blaze Radio, where he worked on the production team.