The Connecticut Education Association today released a survey of 400 teachers today saying teachers support stricter gun controls. They are opposed to arming teachers in schools, according to the survey, which took place between Jan.19 and Jan. 21. It has a margin of error of 4.9 percent.
“This is the first time teachers have been asked for their opinion in a comprehensive manner that is representative of educators’ views across Connecticut,” said CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg in a statement released Monday morning. “We want legislators to establish new and strengthened laws that protect the overall safety of children, schools, and our communities—including commonsense gun laws and funding to address safety issues in public schools,” he added.
- – 88 percent of teachers surveyed support banning the sale and possession of “military-style” semi-automatic assault weapons
- – 85 percent oppose proposals to allow teachers to carry guns
- – 98 percent favor extending criminal and mental background checks for all gun purchases.
- – 87 percent support banning the sale and possession of high-capacity ammunition magazines.