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A recent survey has found that four-in-five British Columbians would vote in support of a handgun ban in their municipalities.

According to a poll conducted by Research Co, an overwhelming majority of British Columbians support specific weapons prohibitions within the limits of their municipality.

While 79% of BC residents support a handgun ban, 86% of the people polled voted in favour of a ban on military-style assault weapons in their city or town.

This survey was conducted after Montreal City Council called for a nationwide ban on handguns and military-style assault weapons last month.

“Support for the course of action charted in Montreal is high across the entire province,” says Mario Canseco, President of Research Co.

“Women and British Columbians aged 55 and over are definitely more likely to be in favour of implementing these bans.”

The results of this survey were based on an online study conducted from September 2 to September 5, 2018, among 800 adults in British Columbia.

Click here to view the full data set.

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