Georgia Poll: Against College Students Carrying Guns on Campus

ga gunATLANTA — A majority of Georgians oppose allowing students who have concealed-weapons permits to carry guns on college campuses, according to a survey released Tuesday.

The poll also shows half the voters give a positive job assessment of Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.

InsiderAdvantage conducted the survey Thursday for Fox 5 Atlanta and Morris News among 502 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 4 percent.

When asked about allowing guns at school, 57 percent are opposed while only 34 percent favor it. Another 10 percent are undecided.

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Since the 1990s, guns have been barred on campus, even for those over age 21 who got a judge to issue a permit to have a concealed weapon. Legislation that would have repealed the ban was one of the most controversial measures in this year’s General Assembly session, stalling just in the final moments over House and Senate disagreement about wording.

Many conservative Republicans argue that the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment prohibits any restrictions on gun ownership.

The new survey shows they are in a minority. No age group, race or gender supports ending the campus gun ban.

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