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New Poll Finds New Jersey Residents Favor Tighter Gun Restrictions

By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
January 14, 2013

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A New poll finds that New Jersey residents overwhelmingly support tighter gun restrictions that would include more proactive mental illness measures.

76 percent of registered voters favor more restrictions on guns and ammunition, while 93 percent are in favor of proposed mental illness measures such as mental health evaluations and home inspections.  Krista Jenkins is Director of Farleigh Dickinson’s Public Mind poll.

“There’s more support for doing something to deal with mental illness than there is for guns and ammunition although at the same time it is telling that 76 percent endorse the belief that greater restrictions on guns and ammunition need to be a part of the solution to kind of fix what’s wrong with the system.”

The poll also found that 61 percent of voters support reducing the level of violence in movies and video games.

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