Nearly one-third of gun ads on ArmsList.com were posted by high-volume sellers who do not possess the mandatory federal firearms license. They use the “private sale loophole,” which does not require a background check, Bloomberg said Thursday.
Christopher ‘Country’ McPhaul is accused of traveling to North Carolina to buy or steal weapons that he would then sell on the streets of Brooklyn, according to authorities.
An assault-style rifle and military-grade ammunition capable of piercing body armor were among 45 illegal weapons seized, authorities said.
There is no denying it. In a suburban neighborhood in Midwood at least one criminal tried to sell a loaded 9-millimeter to undercover police officers while residents went about their day unaware.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns conducted a four-month investigation of Armslist.com, which found that 1 in 30 would-be buyers had a felony record.
How do you keep teenagers from getting their hands on illegal guns? The NYPD has decided to ask that question to teenagers themselves in the form of an essay contest, and a winner has been selected.
The most recent gun buyback was held in Passaic County last weekend, where 853 weapons were collected.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that gun violence must stop, and illegal guns must come off the streets once and for all.
In the wake of the horror in Newtown, Connecticut, elected officials and religious leaders in New York City are calling for people to turn in their illegal guns and they also want a citywide gun recovery initiative.
One year to two years in prison is the maximum sentence someone currently gets if they’re caught with an illegal gun in New York.
Mayor Bloomberg said members of Congress are two-faced, voting for strict gun controls to protect themselves while they are in Washington, but refusing the same protection for people in their districts.
“If he resigns, it’s a decision he makes. I can’t make decisions for him,” Bloomberg told CBS 2’s Tony Aiello on Thursday.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is continuing his crusade against illegal guns, now with a national TV ad.
A somber Mayor Michael Bloomberg addressed the Evangelical Crusade of Fishers of Men on East 31st Street in Brooklyn.