MOST NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT VETOED GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION, ARE CONCERNED ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE

Posted at 12:00 pm September 19, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, Gun Control, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Large majorities of New Jerseyans support three pieces of gun control legislation Gov. Chris Christie either conditionally or absolutely vetoed recently, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll completed before Monday’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. The most popular of the measures vetoed by the governor, to require state enforcement agencies to report information on lost, stolen and discarded guns to federal databases is strongly supported by 73 percent of state residents. A second measure, to require that firearms purchase permits be recorded on driver licenses, create instant background checks, and mandate gun safety training garners strong support from 70 percent.

 

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