New Jersey Heading Towards Mantle of Leader on Gun Violence Prevention


According to a new Fairleigh Dickinson University study conducted last month and released last week, New Jersey residents showed that they are generally supportive of stronger gun policy. According to the report and local radio stations disseminating its results, about 800 New Jersey respondents were asked to rate their favorability on several proposed gun control measures. All but one of the proposed measures to curb gun violence received majority support.

The survey asked respondents to rate their willingness to support measures such as increased back ground checks, which received a 92% vote in support, removing firearms from the homes of individuals in crisis receiving 82% support, and even more than 2/3 majority support on an assault weapons ban.

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