A recent Vanderbilt poll discovered that support for gun control legislation is not quite as widespread as some proponents claim. In reality, it is still a highly debated issue. Dave Boucher for the Tennessean reported the results:
The Vanderbilt Poll, conducted regularly by Vanderbilt University, asked 1,001 registered Tennessee voters about a variety of gun-related issues:
- 50 percent of respondents support banning guns within 250 feet of a school. Most of that support comes from Democrats — 59 percent — with only 46 percent of Republicans and 30 percent of self-identified Tea Party members supporting the idea.
- 44 percent of respondents support allowing people to have firearms in public parks. Only 20 percent of Democrats support this idea, compared to 50 percent of Republicans and 65 percent of Tea Party members.
- 42 percent of respondents support banning guns on any property owned, used or operated by a school. Nearly half of Democratic respondents support the plan, while only 39 percent of Republicans and 30 percent of Tea Party members support the ban.
For more information on this study, read the full article at The Tennessean.