The results are in: Siena poll on gun laws

The Siena Research Institute asked New York voters about guns in its latest survey. The poll was conducted June 7-9 and 13, 2022, and over 800 registered New York voters participated.

The results show 76% of New Yorkers are in favor of a new law requiring permits to get semi-automatic weapons, which includes being at least 21, passing a background check and taking a safety course.

In addition, 79% hoped the Supreme Court would uphold NY’s law which requires a license to carry a concealed handgun. That breakdown includes 72% of gun owners and 79% of Republicans.

When asked about crime, 60% of those surveyed worried about being a victim of crime.