By Beth Baumann
The New York Attorney General has released a report detailing the number of out-of-state guns used in crimes in the Empire State.
According to the report, about three-fourths of gun-related crimes were committed with guns purchased along the 95 corridor, which includes the following states: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. Of the 52,915 guns confiscated, 34,344 were purchased outside of New York, primarily in the six states along the I-95.
According to Attorney General Eric Schneirderman, other states are putting New Yorkers in harms way:
The data makes one thing abundantly clear: New York’s strong gun laws are being undermined at every turn by lax laws in other states. Even as we work to make our streets safer, the illegal guns most often used in violent crimes continue to pour into our state.
Correction: the data makes it abundantly clear that criminals refuse to follow laws.
In fact, three-out-of-four guns used in New York crimes come from out-of-state. When you look at the illegal crime gun problem, it’s the handgun that’s killing people every day – and 86% of recovered handguns come from out-of-state, underscoring the problem New York faces. It’s time for …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms