Here’s what N.J. thinks about the push for stronger gun laws

Here's what N.J. thinks about the push for stronger gun laws

WASHINGTON — Legislative efforts to strengthen New Jersey’s already strict gun laws are popular among Garden State residents, according to a poll released as supporters of stronger restrictions plan to hold town hall meetings this weekend. In the Stockton University survey , 75 percent of state residents supported stronger laws, more than three times the 19 percent who didn’t want any changed. Another 5 percent said the laws should be weakened. In addition, 75 percent supported banning semi-automatic rifles, compared with 22 percent in opposition. The issue of gun control moved to the forefront following the mass killing of 17 people at a South Florida high school in February. Hundreds of thousands of people held protests March 24 in Washington and in places around the country, including in New Jersey, to demand stricter gun laws. The student organizers of the protests called on federal lawmakers to hold town hall […]

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