On the eve of a vote on Senate Bill 308, Georgians for Gun Safety released this poll. I am running the poll because it included questions about guns in schools. (SB 308 expands where guns can legally carried in the state. although k-12 schools remain off limits.)
Here are the poll details and results:
The poll asked 450 registered voters in whether a person should be allowed to carry a concealed weapon into a high school, a house of worship, a college or university campus, or at an airport.
76% said “definitely not” in a high school;
64% said “definitely not” in a house of worship;
61% said “definitely not” at an airport;
54% said “definitely not” at a college or university campus;
In fact, more than 50% of respondents said that someone with a permit “definitely should not” be able to carry a gun in any of the locations;
Those who participated in the poll were randomly selected from all regions of Georgia. The findings are representative of Georgia voters by region, type of community, age, race and gender. Opposition to concealed carry of firearms was so deep that differences by region of the state, type of community, and age or political affiliation varied only by a few percentage points.
Other interesting results include:
South Georgia was the region expressing the strongest opposition to guns in houses of worship;
Black voters were the most adamantly opposed to concealed carry in every location;
At least 60% of Republican voters said concealed carry with a permit ”definitely should not” or “probably should not” be allowed in any of the locations;
At least 54% of Independent voters said concealed carry “definitely should not” or “probably should not” be allowed in any of the locations.
Senate bill 308 is expected to pass Wednesday. To appease the state’s colleges, SB 308 carves out an exception for them, stating that the Regents can make its own rules regarding guns on campuses.