Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence
PO Box 92
Portland, Maine 04112
For Immediate Release
June 11, 2007
Contact: William S. Harwood
Poll Shows Strong Support For A Law Prohibiting Guns on College Campuses
A recent statewide poll shows overwhelming support for legislation prohibiting firearms on college campuses. According to the Pan Atlantic SMS Group Spring 2007 Quarterly Omnibus Poll more than 75% of Maine citizens want the Legislature to ban guns at Maine colleges and universities.
William Harwood, a Board Member of Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence, welcomed the poll results. "In the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy, the citizens of Maine recognize that stopping students from bringing guns onto campus is critical to protecting the safety of our children attending college in Maine. Unfortunately, while the voters overwhelming support a prohibition, the Legislature has sided with the National Rifle Association (NRA) on this issue and failed to act."
Mr. Harwood concluded by calling on the Maine Legislature to enact legislation prohibiting guns on college campuses before it adjourns in a few weeks. "The time to act is now - before we have a Virginia Tech tragedy in Maine. The safety of our children attending college is far too important to allow the politics of gun control to stop this common sense legislation."