POLL: Virginians want armed cops in schools, gun show loophole closed

Posted at 12:41 PM, Jan 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-10 12:42:33-05

In the wake of the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, Virginians support the idea of placing an armed police officer in every school, according to WTVR.

A new Quinnipiac University poll found Virginians support the idea 66 to 29 percent.

The poll found Virginians support limiting gun purchases to one a month, 60 to 36 percent. This comes about a year after the General Assembly voted to repeal the state’s one-handgun a month law.

According to the poll, Virginians overwhelmingly support closing the so-called gun show loophole, and require people seeking to purchase guns at gunshows to submits to background checks.

Overall, Virignians are slightly in favor of imposing tighter gun restrictions, with 49 percent of voters saying gun control laws should be more strict, 42 percent think they should remain the same, and just 6 percent saying they should be less strict.

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