Gunshine state? Post-Parkland polls show gun control popular in Florida

Boca Raton High School student Victoria Machado at a gun control rally last week. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

Two new polls of Florida voters — one from Florida Atlantic University and the other from Quinnipiac University — find strong support for stricter gun control laws, including expanded background checks, a ban on “assault weapons” and raising the age to purchase a gun from 18 to 21.

Both the polls released today also find a majority of voters disapprove of the idea of arming teachers, as suggested by President Donald Trump and others to deter shootings like the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland.

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