AJC poll: Georgians split on guns, but not when it comes to terrorism

Georgia has seen its share of policy fights over guns the past several years, from a successful effort to expand the places legally carried became law in 2014, to legislation Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed this year to add college campuses to that list of places.

So, it should come as little surprise that Georgians remain torn over other issues related to guns.

There is more support, however, for legal possession of firearms for personal defense. Fifty-seven percent of poll respondents said we should encourage more people to legally carry guns.

When linked to terrorism, however, Georgians have stronger feelings about limiting access to weapons. A whopping 75 percent of the poll's respondents support blocking people from buying guns if they appear on an FBI list of people with possible connections to terrorism.

The wide-ranging poll questioned registered Georgia voters about the presidential and U.S. Senate races, and much more. Look for a full story on the results about guns and terrorism early next week.

You can read more about how the poll was conducted here and take an interactive look at all the results and crosstabs here.

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