Suffolk County Police Team Up With FBI, ATF In Illegal Gun CrackdownThe team will work to target suspects or individuals who pose a significant threat to local communities, and to reduce the number of illegal firearms on the streets.
Bloomberg Gun Group Calls For Crackdown On Online Gun Sales LoopholeNearly 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.
DA: Gun Trafficker Indicted For Illegally Selling Weapons To Undercover NYPD DetectiveChristopher '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.
45 Illegal Weapons Seized, 3 Arrested In Bridgeport StingAn assault-style rifle and military-grade ammunition capable of piercing body armor were among 45 illegal weapons seized, authorities said.
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.
Bloomberg: Criminals 'Brazenly' Buying Thousands Of Guns Illegally OnlineMayors Against Illegal Guns conducted a four-month investigation of Armslist.com, which found that 1 in 30 would-be buyers had a felony record.
Student Named Police Commissioner For A Day For Essay On Illegal GunsHow 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.
More Than 10,000 Guns Turned In Across NJ In Recent MonthsThe most recent gun buyback was held in Passaic County last weekend, where 853 weapons were collected.
Cuomo At Rally: Gun Violence Must StopNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that gun violence must stop, and illegal guns must come off the streets once and for all.
NYC Officials Urge Surrender Of Illegal Weapons; Seek Citywide Gun RecoveryIn 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.
Sen. Smith Proposes Tougher Sentencing For Illegal GunsOne year to two years in prison is the maximum sentence someone currently gets if they’re caught with an illegal gun in New York.
Bloomberg On Push For Gun Control: I Didn't Mean For Police To 'Literally' Go On StrikeMayor 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.