President Barack Obama recently called for new gun laws and signed 23 executive orders related to gun violence.
North Carolinians disagree on many of the proposals to regulate gun ownership that surfaced after recent mass shootings, but a WRAL News poll found widespread consensus that all gun buyers should have to pass a criminal background check.
In North Carolina, those who want to buy an assault rifle can do so without going through a criminal background check. It's as easy as going to a website that sells firearms and contacting the seller.
Click below each question to see how responses vary by group.
Gail Neely served as the assistant director of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence for six years and became the executive director in April 2012.>
Donnie Harrison was sworn in as Wake County sheriff in 2002 and has served 45 years in law enforcement.>
Mike Tilley founded Personal Defense & Handgun Safety Center Inc. in Raleigh in 1996 and serves as the owner and operator.>