More Utah residents support gun law reform in new poll

More Utah residents support gun law reform in new poll

FILE: Guns for sale are pictured during the Rocky Mountain Gun Show at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — A new poll related to gun control and safety in the wake of a number of recent shootings suggests a growing number of Utah voters support at least some form of reform. The poll, from the Deseret News and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, found just 11% of registered Utah voters do not support any gun control reform. Poll: Utah voters favor at least some gun law reforms 65% of all registered Utah voters in the poll would support requiring universal background checks to buy a gun. However, specific restrictions gathered less support. For example, just 34% supported a ban on assault-style weapons, and 29% percent supported stronger restrictions for carrying concealed. The poll, conducted by Scott Rasmussen between March 26 and 31, surveyed 1,000 registered Utah voters. It has a margin of error of 3.1%. Read more: Poll shows more Utahns favor universal background checks amid recent shootings Support for universal background checks when buying a gun was stronger among Utah Democrats than Republicans in the poll. 86% of Democrats support universal background checks, compared to 47% of Utah Republicans. Concealed carry law takes effect next month This new poll came just shortly after Utah lawmakers voted to drop requirements that those who carry concealed must have a permit to do so in the […]

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