Sixty-one percent of voters said they believed the state’s laws pertaining to gun sales should be stricter, according to the poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University. And 68 percent of voters said they supported limiting handgun purchases to one per person per month.
The proposal for a limit on handgun purchases, by State Senator Michael N. Gianaris, Democrat of Queens, was one of several measures that lawmakers have suggested in the wake of the mass shootings and an uptick in gun violence in New York City. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, has said that new gun laws would be one of his top priorities for the legislative session that begins in January.
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