Recent Polling Finds Strong Support for Gun Law Reform in Colorado
Feb 06, 2013
After the mass shooting at Columbine, Coloradans voted overwhelmingly in favor of closing the gun show loophole, and a measure to fix this dangerous gap in the law received support from 70 percent of voters. Coloradans have experienced a painful history of gun violence, but have also demonstrated tremendous leadership in the wake of events like the mass shootings in Columbine and Aurora. The time is now to build on this legacy and lead the nation in passing meaningful reforms to our broken gun laws.
More and more research has shown that Coloradans are overwhelmingly in favor of common sense reforms that would make all residents of the state safer. A poll released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, available here in a press release from the Center for American Progress, showed that wide majorities of voters in Colorado and other key battleground states, like Virginia and South Carolina, favor stronger gun laws. Another poll conducted by Project New America and pollster Chris Keating found that 55 percent of Coloradans are supportive of strong gun reforms, and polling from the Denver Post showed that the percentage of Coloradans who favor stronger gun laws only continues to grow.
These poll results show that Coloradans are eager for real changes that will fix our broken gun laws. Coloradans have lead the way on this issue before, and these polls have shown that a majority of residents of our state want change -- it should remind politicians not just in Colorado, but around the country, that they have nothing to lose by doing the right thing and asserting their leadership on reducing gun violence.