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Hochul: Over 6,000 illegal guns seized, shootings down 11%

Gov. Kathy Hochul says that over 6,000 guns have been seized in the state's effort to fight gun violence.

News 12 Staff

Aug 24, 2022, 4:45 PM

Updated 663 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul says that over 6,000 guns have been seized in the state's effort to fight gun violence.
Appearing today alongside New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Hochul said that the NYPD took custody of over 4,700 guns and police across the state seized over 1,500. Hochul and Adams say that that's the highest number in the state's history.
The two also reported that there have been over 3,000 gun arrests and 481 gun-related investigations across state lines.
They say that part of the reason for the success is the interstate relationships and data sharing with Pennsylvania, Ohio, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Connecticut and others.
Along with the gun arrests, they say New York is seeing a decrease in the number of people injured by gun violence. "Through July of this year, shootings in the state of New York, shootings overall are down 11% and shooting victims are down 12% compared to the same period last year," says Hochul.
But Hochul says the state still has a long way to go until it reaches a point when people generally feel safe and that a continued relationship with other state and federal entities is critical.


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