POLL FINDS BROAD PUBLIC SUPPORT IN DELAWARE FOR SB 83’s KEY PROVISIONS
—INCLUDING AMONG TWO-THIRDS OF GUN OWNERS—
The Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence strongly supports SB 83, which will have a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, June 3.
THE DELAWARE PUBLIC THINKS SO TOO.
As SB 83 was introduced, Americans for Responsible Solutions, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired Navy combat veteran and astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, announced new research showing broad support among likely 2016 voters in Delaware for the bill’s key components.
Among the survey’s findings:
70% support preventing individuals who have been convicted of domestic abuse against a dating partner from owning a gun, with 44% strongly supporting it.
74% support preventing individuals who have been convicted of violent or threatening misdemeanors from owning a gun, including 47% who strongly support it.
70% support prohibiting individuals who have a temporary domestic abuse restraining order from owning or possessing a gun, with 43% strongly support.
77% of Delaware voters support requiring individuals who have been convicted of domestic abuse to turn in any guns they own to law enforcement, including 55% who strongly support it.
The research also found that nearly two-thirds of gun owners in Delaware support each of the bill’s main provisions.