The first poll of Connecticut teachers on gun laws and school safety shows that an overwhelming number support tougher gun laws and additional funding to modernize school facilities to provide safe and secure public schools, according to the Connecticut Education Association.
“This is the first time teachers have been asked for their opinion in a comprehensive manner that is representative of educators’ views across Connecticut,” CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg said in a news release. “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.”
The CEA survey findings are as follows:
When the numbers for all members are compared to members who are most familiar with guns, there is little to no change. Key findings for members who are gun owners, have guns in their home, are hunters, or are related to hunters:
The poll of 400 CEA teacher members statewide was conducted between Jan. 19 and Jan. 21.