Updated 03/07/2013 05:32 PM
Those within 19th Congressional District boundaries overwhelmingly support background checks on gun sales
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NEW YORK STATE -- A new poll says 94 percent of voters in the 19th Congressional District support background checks on all gun sales.
Currently, federal law requires background checks on those who buy from licensed firearms dealers. However, unlicensed private sellers are not required to conduct a background check. This includes sales at gun shows and on the internet.
Congressman Chris Gibson says he's in agreement with the majority of voters in his district that the background check process could be improved.
"Look, when you talk about how do we keep guns out of the hands of criminals, you're going to find wide support in upstate of New York. So the idea of looking at our background checks and seeing how well we're doing and what modifications need to happen, yes, I'm open to that," Gibson said.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns conducted the poll.
According to those who conducted the poll, about 6.6 million guns are sold without a background check.