Majority of Colorado Voters Oppose New Gun Laws

56% of respondents were opposed while 39% were in favor

In a new poll (April 15-21), Quinnipiac University found that a majority of Colorado citizens oppose the new gun control measures signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper.

When asked, “Do you support or oppose the stricter new gun control laws in Colorado,56% of respondents were opposed while 39% were in favor. 

When asked about background checks for all gun buyers, overwhelming support was found with 85% supporting and 14% opposing.

51% oppose the new statewide ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds while 45% were in favor.   

A closer gap at 50-45% was in support of teachers being allowed to carry guns on school grounds. Men supported the measure 59-38% while women were opposed at 51-42%.

State Senator Greg Brophy said, “a majority of people oppose this no matter, but once the emotion is gone, even more people are opposed to it. Once they reflect longer on these things, they like these gun control proposals less and less.”

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,298 registered voters in Colorado with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.