Poll shows strong PA support for new gun controls

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 30, 2013 8:46 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A new poll shows strong support in Pennsylvania for certain gun-control measures.

The telephone survey by Connecticut-based Quinnipiac University released Wednesday showed 95 percent of Pennsylvania voters support background checks for all gun buyers.

The survey also found that voters support, by a three-to-two margin, nationwide bans on the sale of assault weapons and the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines.

Voters were more closely divided on other issues.

The poll showed a slim majority -- 47 percent to 43 percent -- said they would favor the legalization of same-sex marriages. But respondents were evenly split over increasing gas taxes to finance highway and bridge repairs.

The survey was conducted over six days ending Sunday. The sampling error margin was plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

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  • Lindsey Boss Ruch img 2013-01-30 21:51

    I am going to strongly disagree with you posting this article. There is such a lack of information here. Who did they call people from the liberal/democratic voter registration list?? Have you been to a sporting or gun store in the last month and a half? No 95% of PA residents ARE NOT for gun control measures or agree with bans on assault weapons or high capacity magazines if they were then the stores would not be sold out and on back order. Here is my survey of PA residents over the last month. 99% agreed there should be no new gun laws, those same persons absolutely disagree with banning any weapon or magazine. The 1% who were for gun control had either never shot a gun or knew nothing about the difference between a fully automatic weapon and a semi-automatic weapon. And the term "assault-weapon" is a slang term that does not fit what those guns are, they are not for assaulting people they are for defending people. Publishing articles like this is only going to provide more incorrect information in a rights battle that is historical in proportion and incredibly consequential to our freedom.

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