Today Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will release a new report, “Target on Trafficking: Analysis of New York Crime Guns,” which examines the purchase history of the nearly 53,000 “crime guns” in New York between 2010 and 2015. (Read the New York Times story, “Report Highlights How Gun Laws Flow Into New York From States With Weaker Gun Laws.” )
The Attorney General’s office is the first statewide law enforcement agency to obtain and analyze such comprehensive crime gun data provided by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). The analysis shows sweeping and important trends in gun recoveries, particularly in regards to how out-of-state guns are flooding into New York from the “Iron Pipeline” — states with lax guns laws along the I-95 corridor, namely Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. These findings offer significant policy implications and context for state and national leaders striving to reduce gun trafficking and violence.
NYAGV and the Attorney General’s office invite you to join today, October 25, at 1:00 pm for a web presentationon the report and the newly released Tracing Analytics Platform, a powerful and publicly available online tool that empowers members of the public to dive into the data themselves. The tool analyzes gun trends by region, year, gun type, time-to-crime, and other factors. Its interactive features also enables New York residents, law enforcement and lawmakers to explore the gun trafficking patterns occurring in their individual communities.
Read the full AG report, “Target on Trafficking: Analysis of New York Crime Guns.”