This Week's 'New York NOW' Poll Question
Would you consider voting Larry Sharpe for Governor?
Last Week's Results
Would you like to see new gun-control measures from Congress?
Your thoughts on new gun-control measures:
Answer: No."I don't think gun control is answer in school shootings. Schools ate just too big and kids get list. We need to go back to smaller neighborhood schools where teachers knew families and had time to give a damn and know when a kid was going off the tracks. If someone is sick they will find a way to hurt people. Make schools smaller. The technology is there to make it happen. Mega schools are losing our kids in the system." -Sarah J., Apple Valley, Minnesota
Answer: Yes."The minimum age to purchase a gun should be 21. All purchases, including private sales, must have awaiting period and clearance with a federal database that includes mental health flags. Semi-automatic weapons that can easily disassembled or are compact, enabling hidden transport, should be banned." -John B., North Greenbush
Answer: Yes."Background checks are reasonable and sensible but gun laws will not stop school shootings. Determine why people resort to such devastation." -John O., Troy
Answer: Yes."Overhaul all gun laws. Start from scratch. Make them meaningful and enforce them strictly. Review them annually and adjust them to make them better and current." -Tom J., Rochester
Answer: Yes."Let’s stop offering thoughts and prayers and do something to make it more difficult to get these weapons that make mass killings so easy. this is the only country in the world where we have this problem to this degree. It’s time to finally take some action." -Richard V., Guilderland
Answer: Yes."Outlaw assaullt rifles, bump stocks and require extensive backround checks for any weapon sale. Don't allow a national gun law that supersedes states rights. Are you paying attention Republican states rights advocates?" -Armand G., Latham
Answer: No."Gun control will not help. Murder rate is down. Of the 33000 gun deaths a year, 65% are self inflicted. The stats on guns are constantly misconstrued." -Jud M., LaFayette
Answer: Yes."Don’t you think it’s about time? It’s time for our elected politicians to tell the NRA where to go and support the people who elected them. If you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem." -Bill D., Watertown
Answer: No."Further removing legally obtained firearms from honest citizens wil not be effective. I believe enforcing existing laws, and strengthening penalties for convicted criminalswould be more efficient." -Andy S., Adams Center
Answer: No."NYS has the the toughest gun laws. Other states should take notice. Brutal violent video games are a multi billion dollar industry. 7-50 year old males are brainwashed daily....I guess that doesn't desensitize them???" -Elaine M., Buffalo
Disclaimer: This is not a scientific poll. It is not intended to be viewed as representative of general public opinion. Rather, results indicate the opinions of a self-selecting group of online respondents which may or may not be representative of more widespread public opinion.
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