Women Aim For Stricter Gun Control
Strict Gun Laws
Sacramento, CA -- A new Field Poll found that women want stricter gun control laws and a strong opposition to arming school teachers. The poll found California voters think it is more important to impose greater controls on gun ownership than protecting the rights of Americans to own guns. The numbers showed 61% in favor of stricter laws and 34% against. This is a wider margin favoring gun control measures than has been seen in three previous polls dating back to 1999.
Large majorities also back a series of specific gun control proposals under deliberation by California and other states Lawmakers. These include:
- Increasing funding to confiscate guns of convicted felons (83% support)
Requiring anyone buying ammunition to get a permit and undergo a background check (75% support)
- Higher taxes on ammunition sales, proceeds go to violence prevention programs (61% support)
- Outlaw large-capacity ammunition magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammunition (58% support)
- Banning the sale of semi-automatic rifles with detachable faster-loading ammunition magazines (57% support)
Women supported the above proposals more than men. Also, at a nearly four to one margin, they objected to specially trained teachers to carry concealed weapons in schools. Overall, that idea was rejected by a greater than two to one margin.
This latest poll on gun control was taken February 5 -17. A myMotherLode informal poll about strict gun laws is detailed here.
Written by Tracey Petersen
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