New York, BY, United States (4E) – In what New York described as biggest-ever seizure of illegal guns in the history of the city, the local police on Monday seized more than 200 firearms ranging from .22 caliber pistols to a submachine gun from the southern states of North Carolina and South Carolina.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an advocator for tougher gun laws across the country, welcomed the seizure and appreciated the efforts of New York Police for the undercover operation.
“New York is the safest big city in the nation. But year after year, illegal guns flow into our city from states that don’t have common-sense laws that keep guns out of the hands of criminals. There is no doubt that the seizure of these guns – the largest bust in the city’s history – has saved lives,” he stated.
Besides the fully automatic Cobray nine-millimeter submachine gun with 30-round high capacity magazine, the other weapons that were seized were three assault pistols with flash suppressors and high-capacity magazines that hold 30-plus rounds.