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GSP - NEC Poll Confirms Voters Want Congress, State to Act on Gun Violence Prevention 

Granite State Progress Statement on New Hampshire voters overwhelmingly supporting background checks, assault weapons ban

Henniker, NH -- A new poll released by New England College confirms that New Hampshire voters overwhelming support stronger gun violence prevention measures.

By a nearly 3-to-1 margin, Granite Staters support a ban on assault weapons in New Hampshire (72%-24%) and by a nearly 8-to-1 margin support a national proposal to require a criminal background check for every gun sale (88%-10%). Both men (64% to 34%) and women (80% to 16%) strongly support the mass murder prevention initiative – otherwise known as the assault weapons ban. The poll reports a margin of error of 3.82%.

“The horrific tragedy that we saw in Connecticut has increased the public call for urgent action to prevent more gun violence,” said Granite State Progress executive director Zandra Rice Hawkins. “This poll demonstrates that the people of New Hampshire share the same sense of outrage that communities across the country have expressed in recent weeks. This should serve as notice to both the State House in Concord and our elected representatives in Washington that Granite Staters are serious about preventing gun violence. The consensus that the poll shows cuts across party, region, and gender.”

PR: New England College Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Tougher Laws

http://www.nec.edu/news/nh-voters-want-gun-restrictions-new-england-college-poll-shows-overwhelming-support-for-tougher-laws

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