Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Statement From Governor Kathy Hochul on Call to Revoke Firearms License of Nation's Largest Supplier of Ghost Guns

 Governor Kathy Hochul New York State Seal

"I fully support the call from Mayor Adams, NYPD Commissioner Sewell, and the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund to revoke the federal firearms license of Polymer80 the largest source of ghost guns used in crimes. Gun violence is a public health and public safety crisis, and all levels of government must continue working together on aggressive action to crack down on the distribution and possession of dangerous weapons.

"To combat the rise of ghost guns, I took action in October to criminalize the sale of ghost guns and require gunsmiths to register firearms they assemble. I also established a nation-leading Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns, bringing together ten states, federal agencies, and local law enforcement agencies. The Task Force is having an immediate impact, taking hundreds of guns off the streets, and the State Police has specifically seized more than 50 ghost guns this year to date, working with local and interstate jurisdictions. I am grateful to all of the law enforcement partners who are working together on these vital efforts.

"While we have made progress, my team and I have been taking a close look at all of our gun laws to ensure we have every tool at our disposal and close every loophole to protect New Yorkers. I pledge that we will continue to work with our partners at the local, state and federal levels to crack down on the distribution and possession of dangerous weapons, get guns off our streets, and save lives."

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