In May 2014, Douglas Schoen LLC conducted a national survey on behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety assessing voter opinions about responsible and safe gun storage and preventing children’s access to guns. The survey’s top findings are below, and the polling memo is available here.
|All Voters, Favor||Gun Owners, Favor|
|Teach children about gun safety and to stay away from guns||96%||95%|
|Require parents with guns at home to put trigger locks or other locks on their guns||89%||81%|
|Encourage people to use “smart guns” or “smart safes” if they have children at home, which use fingerprinting or other technology to ensure that the person firing the gun or opening the safe is the gun’s rightful owner and no one else||88%||78%|
|Allow doctors and/or teachers to educate parents about responsible gun storage at home||73%||72%|
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