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Millennials Less Likely to Support Gun Control: Poll

Only 50 percent of 18-29-year-olds said they support stricter gun control compared to people over 30

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    In this Dec. 27, 2012, file photo, a variety of military-style semi-automatic rifles obtained during a buy back program are displayed at Los Angeles police headquarters. A new survey shows millennials are less likely to support stricter gun control compared to people over 30.

    Recent polling shows millennials are less likely than those over 30 to support strict gun laws, NBC News reported.

    A Gallup poll from October 2015 found that 50 percent of 18-29-year-olds support stricter gun laws compared to 57 percent of those 30-49. People aged 30 and 49 support tougher gun laws at a rate of 56 percent, versus 55 percent among those 65 and older. 

    This is in contrast to other social issues such as sex between unmarried people and LGBT issues, where younger people tend to skew far more liberal, according to Gallup Poll Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport. 

    "Millennials are ... less interested in gun control than those who are older, so the data suggests it's unlike a number of other attitudes say like, gay marriage where young people are much more liberal," he said. "We did not see that in our data on guns."