EXCLUSIVE POLL: This is where Georgians stand on gun safety measures

EXCLUSIVE POLL: This is where Georgians stand on gun safety measures

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ATLANTA — According to the results of the poll, an overwhelming number of Georgians – 72% to be exact – support the idea of raising the minimum age of gun ownership from 18 years old to 21. Only 24% say the age requirement should remain where it is. Four percent were unsure of making any changes. When it comes to allowing teachers to carry guns, Georgians were a little more evenly split about supporting the idea. Only 40% support arming teachers in public school, whereas 46% oppose the idea. Fourteen percent of those surveyed were unsure about the move. In Georgia, multiple school districts already have passed measures arming teachers . PREVIOUS | Fannin County school board passes proposal to arm teachers The survey also asked whether Georgians would support a ban on assault-style rifles, like the AR-15. A slim majority – 51% – said they would support a ban, while 37% reported they would oppose a ban. Meanwhile, 12% responded they were unsure of banning those types of weapons. Regardless of the age or occupation of a person carrying a gun, a majority of Georgians – 84% – still believe that permits should continue to be required for anyone wanting to carry a handgun. That’s compared to 13% who say that any legally qualified owner should be allowed to carry a gun without a permit. A mere 3% were unsure. DIG DEEPER | Read complete results of this poll, including by race and age QUESTIONS 1. Right now, […]

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