This New York Post article is all over the map. The headline is, “City is winning the war on street guns”, but take a look at some of what’s in the article itself:
Cops recovered 5,129 firearms from suspects last year, compared to 5,537 in 2008 — an 8 percent decline, according to a report by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
An ATF spokesman said the weapons recovered were not recently manufactured, which meant the flow of newly minted weapons was also continuing to decline.
The report comes at a time when a shrinking NYPD is struggling to keep gun violence and serious crime at levels not seen here since the early 1960s.
…murders are up 20 percent, from 119 last year at this time to 143 through last Sunday. And shootings are up 14.8 percent so far this year, to 373 from 325 for the same period last year.
Gee, what a resounding success! Fewer guns has to decrease, murder, right? RIGHT??? If it’s not working yet, you’re clearly not trying hard enough! More control! More control!