According to New York Police Department statistics, about 3,500 civilians in the city of 8.5 million have “business carry” licenses, and another 2,000 guards have permits to carry guns while working. About 15,000 retired law enforcement officers have a type of license that’s specific to them. The department didn’t provide a breakdown of licensees by race.
Five times more retired cops than civilians.
Add 30,000 armed NYPD officers and what you get is a city of unarmed subjects caught between the Powers That Be and the Criminal Element.