Poll Shows Strong Support for NY SAFE

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A poll by Siena College shows that New Yorkers strongly support the NY SAFE Act a year after its passage, by a two-to-one majority.

New York, NY - March 26, 2014 - A poll by Siena College shows that New Yorkers  strongly support the NY SAFE Act a year after its passage, by a two-to-one majority.

According to the poll of New York voters, 63% supported the Act and 32% were opposed to it.

Siena College pollster Steve Greenberg stated, “The law is supported by more than three-quarters of New York City voters and almost two-thirds of downstate suburban voters, while a slim majority of upstaters oppose it.” He added, “While a majority of men and white voters support the gun law, even stronger majorities of women, black and Latino voters support it.”

“New Yorkers from across the state overwhelmingly support this common sense law,” said Leah Gunn Barrett, NYAGV Executive Director. “NYAGV is committed to ensuring the appropriate enforcement of and education about the SAFE Act which we believe will protect all New Yorkers from gun violence.”

The New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (NY SAFE) gives New York State one of the most comprehensive gun laws in the nation, with provisions to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

The Act has been upheld by federal and state courts despite attempts by the corporate gun lobby to block it.

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