Yonkers Poll: Tighter Gun Control After Newtown Shooting?

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President Barack Obama has called for "meaningful action" in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook School in Newtown. Photo Credit: File

YONKERS, N.Y. - Calls to strengthen the nation's gun control laws have come from parents and politicians — even the president — in the days since 20 children and six adults were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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Yonkers, do you think gun control laws should be strengthened after the shooting deaths of 26 people in Newtown?

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Yonkers, do you think gun control laws should be strengthened after the shooting deaths of 26 people in Newtown?

  • Yes. But only ban assault weapons and large-ammunition clips.

    6%
  • Yes. Ban assault weapons and also make it harder for people to buy guns.

    23%
  • Yes. Ban all guns.

    6%
  • No. It is our right to own guns.

    66%
  • Undecided

    0%
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Yonkers, tell us what you think in the poll and comments section below.

President Barack Obama said the nation must "take meaningful action" when he spoke just a few hours after the shooting Friday. He repeated his call for the nation to discuss gun laws when he spoke at a vigil in Newtown on Sunday.

“We can't accept events like these as routine," Obama said in his speech. "Are we really prepared to say we are powerless in the face of such carnage -- that the politics are too complicated?"

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., says she plans to introduce a bill banning assault weapons when the new Congress goes into session in January.

Gun-rights supporters, including the National Rifle Association, have been mostly quiet since the shooting. Republican U.S. Reps. Louis Gohmert of Texas and Don Richardson of Oregon have suggested arming more school faculty members.

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colarholley:

The City of Yonkers is notorious for not acting whwn necessary. It always takes a catastrophy for action. Employees are not dedicated to their jobs and the City does not enforce the codes and regulations. I am a senior citizen and for five years I have gotten a run around from Yonkers Housing, Yonkers Fire Dept and now lately Yonkers Fraud Unit-I guess they are waiting for me to die, go away or be a statistic of some disaster due to their lack of response. Is there no one dedicated to their paid position any longer?

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