Poll: Most Colorado residents don’t want stricter gun regulations

(Credit: MGNOnline)

(Credit: MGNOnline)

DENVER — Despite the Aurora theater tragedy that left 12 dead and 58 injured, a poll is suggesting most Coloradans do not favor stricter gun regulations.

The poll, which was released Thursday morning, was conducted by Quinnipiac University in conjunction with CBS News and the New York Times. The survey showed most voters in the state were more likely to favor keeping gun laws exactly as they are, with just 38 percent wanting stricter gun sales in the state.

Additionally, 66 percent of voters in Colorado said they do not believe harsher gun laws would curtail future shooting sprees.

There was one small victory in the poll for gun control advocates. The majority of Coloradan’s surveyed (58 percent) indicated they would support a nationwide ban on high-capacity magazines that hold excess rounds of ammunition, which suspected Aurora theater shooter James E. Holmes used in the attack.

The poll was conducted from July 31 to Aug. 6, with the shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple taking place on Aug. 5.