A plurality of Americans believe the federal government could use information gleaned from expanded background checks to confiscate legally-owned firearms, according to a Quinnipiac survey released Thursday.

But the poll also showed support for background checks remains nearly universal.

According to the survey, 48 percent said they believed the government could use background check records to guns, while 38 said the government could not. Ninety-one percent favored background checks anyway, and only 8 percent are opposed

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