A recent NPR Illinois - University of Illinois Springfield survey found that there is bipartisan support across Illinois for state gun control laws. NPR Illinois explains the results: The results show 92 percent of Illinoisans support making mental health background checks more stringent. That’s about the same number as a similar survey from last year. Another 74 percent back the idea of banning assault weapons, a big jump from 2018. While there is a partisan split on that question, a majority of both Democrats and Republicans are in favor.