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Where do NY crime guns come from?

Where do NY crime guns come from?

Most crime guns traced from outside New York come from states with weak gun laws, according the 2014 Firearms Trace Data report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Virginia was again the leading exporter, sending 395 traced crime guns into the state. Virginia and the other leading states providing guns used in New York crimes... Read More
NY: Gun Trafficking

NY: Gun Trafficking

PROBLEM:  Illegal firearms continue to flood New York neighborhoods. These guns often originate in states with weak gun laws that allow individuals to purchase guns in large quantities and traffic them into our state. Dishonest gun dealers—both outside and within New York State—are also major sources of illegal guns. Recent data from the Bureau of... Read More
Where do NY crime guns come from?

Where do NY crime guns come from?

According to a new report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, New York’s crime guns come mostly from states with weak gun laws. In 2013, Virginia was again the leading exporter of traced crime guns into New York State, with 423. Virginia is known for its weak gun laws–as are the Read More
What state is #1 in crime guns into NYC? It's Virginia!

What state is #1 in crime guns into NYC? It’s Virginia!

Its state slogan may be “Virginia is for lovers”–but Virginia’s love of guns is what’s hurting New York City citizens. More traced guns used in crimes in New York came into the city from Virginia than from any other state, according to ATF data from 2011. Virginia is known for its weak gun laws–as are the... Read More
ATF finally gets a permanent director!

ATF finally gets a permanent director!

In a rare victory for gun safety advocates, the U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to approve President Obama’s appointment of Todd Jones to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Jones had served as acting director since 2011. Over the past six years, Congress had refused to approve a permanent director of the ATF,... Read More

June 10, 2013 SUPGV Press Release on ATF Confirmation

June 10, 2013–Gun Violence Prevention Groups Urge Confirmation of Todd Jones to Head Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives     Read More
NYAGV Urges Confirmation of Todd Jones as ATF Head

NYAGV Urges Confirmation of Todd Jones as ATF Head

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and other state gun violence prevention groups has urged the Senate to quickly confirm Todd Jones as permanent director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Jones currently serves as acting director of the ATF, which has been without a permanent director for seven years. Before 2006,... Read More