Poll shows Colorado voters still opposed to new gun control laws

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he leading Senate negotiations on gun control legislation favor expanding background checks, but the effort would fall short of the universal approach backed by President Barack Obama and many Democrats. (Credit: CNN)

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DENVER — In the same Quinnipiac University poll that showed Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper leading all four Republican challengers, Colorado voters are still opposed to the state’s new gun laws.

The poll shows voters oppose the new gun laws 56 percent to 39 percent, but they do support background checks on all gun buyers 85 percent to 14 percent.

Fifty percent support allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns at schools with 45 percent opposing. Fifty-nine percent of men support the idea, while only 42 percent of women were in favor of it. And 74 percent of voters are in favor of adding metal detectors at schools.

“In large numbers, Colorado voters want metal detectors in the doorways of schools, and a healthy majority wants teachers and school officials armed in the interest of keeping kids safe,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll.

On the ban of ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds, voters are opposed 51 percent to 45 percent.

In all 1,298 registered voters were surveyed from April 15-21. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.



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