While rigid partisanship seems to rule the gun control debate, both Republicans and Democrats tend to agree that those with mental disabilities and those on no-fly or watch lists should be barred from legally owning guns, according to a Pew Research Center poll from this spring.

But... Some of the widest partisan divides over gun control policies involve allowing teachers to carry guns and permitting concealed carry in more places. Republicans and Democrats also differ greatly when it comes to the role legal gun access has in gun violence, with 43% of Democrats believing it contributes a great deal, compared to only 15% of Republicans.

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Data: Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults conducted March 13-27 and April 4-18, 2017; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios

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