Contrary to the heated rhetoric of a growing minuscule minority, Quinnipiac University, located in Hamden, Connecticut, has recently conducted multiple statewide polls which have found near universal agreement among registered voters for increased background checks for people buying guns at gun shows.
On Jan. 10 2013 Virginia voters were polled and 92% to 7% were in favor of background checks for gun shows. Even more interesting is among households that owned guns, 91% were also in favor.
The registered voters in New Jersey were no different on Jan. 24 with 96% in favor, and only 3% against. Once again gun owners were heavily in favor 95% to 5%.
The final poll was performed on Jan. 30 among registered Pennsylvania voters. When asked if they supported, "requiring background checks for all gun buyers" the poll showed a resounding 95% to 4% agreement with the statement.
Quizzically the majority of people polled in Pennsylvania also believed that having armed guards in schools would be more effective than stricter gun laws by 46% to 42%. In New Jersey it was 50% to 44% and Virginia showed the highest agreement for heavily armed police in schools by a margin of 66% to 29%.
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