Poll: Most Long Islanders support stricter gun laws

While some states in the U.S. have recently been relaxing their gun laws, the majority of Long Islanders believe gun control laws should be stricter,

CORAM - While some states in the U.S. have recently been relaxing their gun laws, the majority of Long Islanders believe gun control laws should be stricter, according to a recent News 12 Long Island/Hofstra University poll.

As poll results show, 74 percent of responders said the laws regulating gun ownership and use should be stricter, 5 percent said less strict, 19 percent said the laws should be kept as they are, while 3 percent were unsure.

"They shouldn't make it easy for people to just go over and buy a gun," says Anna Cepeta, of Coram.

Some, however, believe firearms are not the problem. Burt Benowitz, the owner of Benson's Gunshop in Coram, says the existing laws are strict enough, but they have to be enforced better.

Brian Blandina, of Coram, just bought an AR-15 rifle. He believes current gun laws are too strict and that if everyone owned a firearm, there would be far fewer break-ins.

News 12/Hofstra Poll Results Summary Report for Feb. 2011News 12/Hofstra Poll Results from Feb. 2011

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