New Poll Shows Strong Support for New Handgun Laws

| by Ceasefire PA
Voters from across Pennsylvania – from Erie County to Philadelphia – are sending a clear message that handgun violence presents a crisis that our elected officials in Harrisburg must address immediately. A recent survey of 600 registered Pennsylvania voters in swing state legislative districts reveals a worried public that wants concrete action taken to reduce violence caused by handguns.

The recent spate of gun violence in Pennsylvania, including the shooting of five police officers in three weeks, has voters looking for leadership on this issue. Across counties, legislative districts, and all sides of the political spectrum, a strong majority of voters support stricter handgun safety laws to reduce crime and violence. Specifically, voters overwhelmingly approve of measures to require handgun owners to immediately report lost or stolen firearms to the police and to limit the purchase of handguns to no more than one per month.

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