New York State Governor Kathy Hochul has announced New York State Police reports a 104% increase in gun seizures for 2022 when compared to the same period last year.
The report included major gun busts by the New State Police Unit with 30 illegal guns seized including assault rifles and ghost guns leading to multiple suspects arrested.
Hochul stated: “I’m here today to say to all the men and women who are so dedicated, you are the people who keep society functioning. As your Governor, I want you to know how grateful I am to every one of you. It is tough. And I want you to know that I have your back. I’ll have your back because you always have ours. And you’re taking care of something critically important to me which is the safety of New Yorkers.”
The statistics were boosted by a months-long investigation which resulted in the recovery of firearms and suspects in a gun trafficking ring. The investigation was conducted by the State Police Gun Trafficking Interdiction Unit.