Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Poll Finds Strong State Support for Gun Control
By Mark Pazniokaswww.ctmirror.org
By a 2-1 margin, Connecticut voters want stricter gun controls following the massacre of 26 children and women in Newtown, with even stronger support for universal background checks on gun purchasers and the annual registration of all handguns, a new poll shows.
A Quinnipiac University poll released today found 68 percent of voters support expanding the statewide ban on assault weapons and limiting ammo magazines to no more than 10 rounds, two provisions opposed by some Republicans and demanded by leading Democrats, including Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
“In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, there is overwhelming support among Connecticut voters for strengthening the state’s gun laws. It is remarkable how bipartisan the support is for some of the most talked-about gun-control measures. Universal background checks tops the list with 93 percent support, higher than we’ve ever seen for any issue in 20 years of Connecticut surveys,” said Douglas Schwartz, the poll’s director.
The poll was released a day after a bipartisan legislative task force failed to reached consensus on a legislative response to Newtown and hours before legislative leaders are to begin negotiating the elements of a gun-violence bill that is expected to come to a vote in the next two weeks.
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I’d still like to know what an “assault weapon” is.
Any rifle the people who know nothing about guns want them to be. It’s those plastic handles, I guess.
They will pass stricter gun laws, pat each other on the backs and say “look what we did.” Its all feel good bull crap that will have no impact on any gun violence. At least we can all take Uncle Joe’s advice and fire our double barrel shotguns through the door (that statement in itself should tell the sheeple all they need to know about our current crop of elected officials).
Good to see the press is keeping the issue alive and well.
Curious to also see stats on how many alcohol and drug related deaths (involvement of auto incld) there have been in CT since December.
Next focus in Hartford should be to place restrictions on those as well. Clearly, people in this state cannot be responsible for themselves, so someone needs to be. It is our duty to regulate all these non-compliant citizens.
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