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July 21, 2016

New Jersey residents favor a variety of schemes to help curb gun violence, but there’s no consensus about what can be done to prevent another mass killing like the one in Orlando last month.

Among the solutions endorsed by Garden State adults, the most favored is preventing those on no-fly lists from buying firearms (81 percent), according to the most recent survey from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.

New Jerseyans also favored providing greater funding for mental health services (73 percent), an “assault weapons” ban (63 percent), and reducing magazine capacity (56%).

There’s far less consensus as to what can be done to prevent mass shootings. A third (36 percent) said that banning so-called assault weapons would make the most difference. Only 5 percent believe that reducing a weapon’s magazine capacity would do much to curb mass killings.

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