Weapons are a part of American culture. There are many kinds, from traditional bows and arrows to the high-powered guns you find in specialty stores. The problem with weapons is that they do have the potential to cause harm. As a result, some are banned, and others are limited in other ways.
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From birthdays to holidays, these are just some of the many different occasions on which individuals receive gifts during the year. If you received a personal safety present from someone recently, then you might want to make sure that it's not on the list of weapons that are illegal here in New York.
Weapons are a serious point of contention in New York, which is why stories like this one are so interesting. According to a Dec. 19 news segment, children in New York were being encouraged to swap in their toy guns in exchange for educational presents. This interesting community buyback program aims to reduce interest in guns and the prevalence of violent toys.
Weapons crimes are interesting because there are such varied laws on who can and cannot have weapons in the United States. Minors, for example, can't have weapons in most cases, but there might be some exceptions, like when they're using them for acting, in martial arts or for competition or hunting.
There are a lot of legitimate reasons to carry a firearm in the State of New York. Concealed carry permits and special licenses open up a lot of possibilities for people to carry weapons for self-defense or hunting. But this is far from a free pass if the safety of nearby people is unduly threatened.
New York state is classified as a may-issue state by the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). This means that concealed weapons permits are left up to local law enforcement agencies including court systems and county sheriffs to make such decisions.
New York is one of the most populous and diverse states in the country, which brings a lot of different preferences and viewpoints to its cities and towns. One issue which is often at the top of people's minds is the right to bear firearms, as well as protections from the dangers that pistols, rifles and shotguns can pose.
Late last month, the New York Police Department (NYPD) wrapped up a two-year investigation. In the end, officers arrested several alleged Queens gang members on both firearms and drug charges.
According to the local CBS affiliate, “arrest totals in New York City have plunged in the two weeks since the NYPD fired the officer accused of using an illegal chokehold on Eric Garner.” Speculation across the city is that police officers are angry over the firing of Daniel Pantaleo five years after Garner’s death and that they are carrying out a slowdown.
According to a news report, New York City police are looking for a pair of men who are believed to have committed a series of hold-ups. Officials say the pair committed or attempted to commit five armed robberies in less than a week.