New York Becoming A Market State For Guns

07.31.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Most guns recovered from crimes in New York State last year came from other states. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives traced 87-hundred guns, and many came from southern or eastern seaboard states, states with fewer legal restrictions on guns. A.T.F. officials found that New York's restrictive gun laws have made it a market state, a state that's so highly regulated that it's easier to get a gun elsewhere and bring it here then to just buy one in new york. Of the 87-hundred guns found, nearly half were from New York City, but Rochester logged nearly a thousand, and Buffalo, 700.