TheGunBlog.ca — Most Saskatchewan residents approve of current laws on gun sales or want them relaxed, the Regina Leader-Post reported today, citing a poll by the University of Saskatchewan.
Link to Regina Leader-Post Article
- 47%: laws should remain as they are.
- 9%: laws should be somewhat or considerably more lenient.
- 40%: laws should be somewhat or considerably more strict.
- 4%: Unsure or refused to answer.
- No difference between urban and rural respondents.
- Men prefer more lenient laws than women.
- Younger respondents prefer more lenient laws than older respondents.
Greg Illerbrun, Firearms Chair, Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation:
- “A lot of people that don’t own guns don’t really know what the laws are today, how restricted things are.”
- “There’s a lot of hoops we have to jump through just to own a firearm.”
Ralph Goodale, Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament for Regina, Saskatchewan:
- The data are “quite encouraging from the government’s point of view.”
- Politicians arguing for more relaxed gun laws “are way offside.”
- “That is clearly contrary to the views of 90 per cent of Saskatchewan people. That’s the startling thing that comes out of these statistics.”
- Researchers called 401 people in Saskatchewan at random this month asking for their views on laws regulating the sale of firearms in Canada.
- Data were collected by the University of Saskatchewan’s Social Sciences Research Laboratories (SSRL) as part of the Taking the Pulse initiative.
- Margin of error: 4.9 percent, 19 times out of 20.
TheGunBlog.ca Editor’s Fantasy Right Now
- Goodbye Toronto, Hello somewhere in Saskatchewan.
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