Little support for Hill publicity stunt to repeal gun reforms

State Rep. Mike Hill has proposed a bill (HB 175) that would repeal the gun control measures passed last year in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

According to our polling, Hill doesn’t have much support statewide for his publicity stunt.

The latest InWeekly/Political Matrix poll of 952 likely Florida voters found overwhelming support for the laws that raised the age limits and imposed a three-day waiting period.

Do you agree with law passed last year to raise the age limit from 18 to 21 in order to purchase a gun?

Responses: 952Total%

Do you now agree with the three-day waiting period imposed on all gun purchases to include all rifles, shotguns and handguns?

Responses: 952Total%
No Opinion282.9

Three out of five those polled didn’t think the Florida lawmakers are doing enough.

With it being nearly a year since the Parkland shooting, do you think the state lawmakers have done enough to ensure that students and teachers are safer in schools than they were one year ago?

Responses: 952Total%

The legislation passed last year banned bump stocks that can allow a semi-automatic rifle to fire like a fully automatic rifle. Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old arrest for the Parkland massacre, used an AR-15 semi-automatic style weapon. We asked whether Floridians would like to see AR-15s banned. Most said no, but 7.4 percent had no opinion.

With regards to gun ownership, do you think Floridians should ban the right to purchase and operate an AR-15?

Responses: 952Total%
No Opinion707.4

State lawmakers are considering allowing teachers to carry guns on campus. We found voters are divided on this issue, with about a third undecided on the issue.

What is your opinion of allowing teachers to carry guns on school campuses?

Responses: 952Total%
Teachers carry guns on campus36137.9
Teacher should not carry guns on campus26527.8
Undecided or need more information32634.2


The persons sampled were likely Florida voters with a voting score of 100% for the general election cycles. The voters were called using an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system during the hours of 12-8 p.m. on Jan. 13. The Margin of Error for this study is +/- 3.5% with a confidence level of 95%