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Seizures of illegal guns rise in New York

Jun 30, 2022 1:55 pm

Nick Reisman reports at New York State of Politics that New York law enforcement officials have seized 98 percent more illegal guns in the first six months of 2022 than last year. Through June, law enforcement has seized 662 illegal guns, Gov. Kathy Hochul said on June 29. "We are aggressively ramping up our efforts to get deadly weapons -- including ghost guns -- off of our streets, and have developed hundreds of investigative leads spanning 22 states -- work resulting in the first discernible reduction in gun violence in more than two years," Hochul said. "While this is undeniable progress, our work is just getting started." Gun seizures outside of New York City increased 94 percent this year compared to 2020 and were 40 percent higher since 2021. State lawmakers started an extraordinary session June 30 to address the Supreme Court's recent ruling allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons in the state, so the issue is definitely being discussed in Albany. Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.

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