Meng Going After Guns in Campaign – New York City voters have a different relationship with guns than those in the rest of the country. While standing up for gun control legislation could torpedo a campaign in the Midwest, the South, even Upstate New York, in New York City, gun violence leaves an indelible mark, even in years when crime is down. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, when going from the House to the Senate, had to make a sharp left turn on gun control issues or risk losing support from city voters who favor strict legislation. With public safety foremost on the minds of New Yorkers this year, it’s no surprise, then, that it’s about to become a centerpiece issue of a city-based campaign.