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Division of Criminal Justice Service

This Feb. 4, 2013, photo illustration in Manassas, Va., shows a man holding a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.  (credit: Getty Images)

Tougher N.Y. Gun Laws Result In 1,146 Felony Charges

Nearly a year after passage of New York state’s new gun law, dealer sales of popular AR-15 semi-automatic rifles have ended in New York and arrest data show more than 1,000 gun possession charges in New York City were boosted from misdemeanors to felonies because of the changes.

12/29/2013