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Illegal Guns

Mayors Against Illegal Guns report on online gun sales. The investigation found nearly a third of online gun postings are made by high-volume dealers operating against the law. (credit: Mayors Against Illegal Guns)

Bloomberg Gun Group Calls For Crackdown On Online Gun Sales Loophole

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.

12/12/2013

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes announces indictment of gun trafficker Christopher "Country" McPhaul, October 16, 2013. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

DA: Gun Trafficker Indicted For Illegally Selling Weapons To Undercover NYPD Detective

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.

10/16/2013

Police lights (credit: clipart.com)

45 Illegal Weapons Seized, 3 Arrested In Bridgeport Sting

An assault-style rifle and military-grade ammunition capable of piercing body armor were among 45 illegal weapons seized, authorities said.

10/01/2013

Some of the 254 weapons that were seized as part of a police sting operation in New York City on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Seen At 11: Are Illegal Guns Being Sold In Your Neighborhood?

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.

09/27/2013

Felon Seeks Firearm, No Strings Attached report from Mayors Against Illegal Guns. (credit: nyc.gov)

Bloomberg: Criminals ‘Brazenly’ Buying Thousands Of Guns Illegally Online

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.

09/18/2013

Alanna McAuliffe, Commissioner Ray Kelly

Student Named Police Commissioner For A Day For Essay On Illegal Guns

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.

06/05/2013

Weapons collected at a gun buyback in Keansburg, N.J. - March 9, 2013 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

More Than 10,000 Guns Turned In Across NJ In Recent Months

The most recent gun buyback was held in Passaic County last weekend, where 853 weapons were collected.

05/08/2013

Gov. Cuomo Delivers State of State Address Jan 9, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Cuomo At Rally: Gun Violence Must Stop

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that gun violence must stop, and illegal guns must come off the streets once and for all.

01/19/2013

Illegal Guns from a bust in New York City (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Officials Urge Surrender Of Illegal Weapons; Seek Citywide Gun Recovery

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.

12/18/2012

St. Sen. Malcolm Smith holds a news conference - Jamaica, Queens - Aug 16, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Sen. Smith Proposes Tougher Sentencing For Illegal Guns

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.

08/16/2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg addresses reporters - New York, NY - Jul 24, 2012 (credit: Steve Burns / WCBS 880)

Bloomberg On Push For Gun Control: I Didn’t Mean For Police To ‘Literally’ Go On Strike

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.

07/24/2012

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (file / credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Offers Little On Attorney General Holder, ‘Fast And Furious’ Debacle

“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.

12/08/2011

Ad About Terrorists And Guns (credit: Mayors Against Illegal Guns)

Mayor Bloomberg Behind National TV Ad Urging Closure Of Gun Loophole

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is continuing his crusade against illegal guns, now with a national TV ad.

06/29/2011

Mayor Bloomberg (Getty Images), Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AP)

Bloomberg: Arizona Tragedy Highlights Need To Stop Gun Violence

A somber Mayor Michael Bloomberg addressed the Evangelical Crusade of Fishers of Men on East 31st Street in Brooklyn.

01/09/2011