Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pennsylvanians for Gun Control

Gun control is generally a tough sell in Pennsylvania - a Republican-ruled state with a large rural population - but a new poll suggests strong support for some measures, especially universal background checks on gun buyers.

A Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday found that voters in the state support requiring background checks for all gun purchases by a margin of 95 to 5.

Six in 10 voters in the Keystone State also favor a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons, while nearly as many support a ban on the sale of magazines with more than 10 rounds, the poll found.


  1. Would you show the source if the votes, if it's biased then makes sense. Seeing as how there's more pro gunners then anti gunners. I admit it could just be in that place but votes are this kind are never fair and that's on both sides.

    1. What this shows is that many gun owners agree with the gun control side of the argument.

  2. Except that when this matter comes up for a vote, not a poll, gun control fails in most states. Sure, there are some Uncle Tom gun owners, but there are also people who don't own guns who also support rights.