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Friday, April 13, 2018

Tennesseans want gun control
More results from a recent MTSU poll were released on Thursday. Support for stricter restrictions on gun sales has jumped to 58 percent among Tennessee registered voters. The latest level of support represents a 24-point climb from the 34 percent support measured two years ago using the same question. Support for stricter gun carry laws has risen, too, from 34 percent two years ago to 46 percent now, but 38 percent believe laws covering the sale of guns should be kept as they are now. “It remains to be seen how enduring these opinion shifts will prove to be,” said Dr. Ken Blake, director of the poll. “But they are notable all the same, given their size, the speed with which they occurred, and the fact that they happened in a state where, 58 percent of voters still approve of the National Rifle Association, and about half favor letting teachers and administrators carry guns on school grounds.” Furthermore, 49 percent agree with the NRA that teachers and administrators should be allowed to carry guns on school grounds, but 43 percent oppose allowing teachers and administrators to be armed at school The poll found that 55 percent of state voters think recent allegations of sexual harassment and assault made against prominent men in entertainment, politics and media reflect “widespread problems in society” rather than “isolated incidents of individual misconduct.” 59 percent of women see the allegations as evidence of societywide problems, significantly more than the 50 percent of men who give the same answer.


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