Good morning, Marion Hammer: Q-poll shows 9 out of 10 Floridians support universal gun checks

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Marion Hammer, call your office.

There’s a new poll out this morning that Hammer, Florida’s most prominent gun rights advocate, won’t like.

By a 91 – 8 percent margin, consistent with margins found in other states surveyed by the independent Quinnipiac University, Florida voters support universal background checks for gun purchases.  Voters in gun-owning households support universal background checks 88 – 11 percent. 

“Floridians’ views on guns are pretty much in line with results seen in other states surveyed by Quinnipiac University,” Brown said.  “Women are more likely to support restricting guns than men; blacks more than whites and Democrats more than Republicans.  The idea of requiring background checks on those who want to buy guns has overwhelming support, 91 – 8  percent, in a country where getting a majority to agree on anything is often difficult.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.