The National Gun Victims Action Council is a small and pretty much useless group of gun control activists with some 1,000 Facebook likes and about a third are Gunnies picking on them. However give them props for being about the only group that does not delete posts and ban user that are not into their cause.
They posted this just a bit back:
This map comes from the Mike Bloomberg Facebook page via Mike Bloomberg’s website. If you click on the link, you will see that this was posted today and they are using 2011 data. Two things: The data for NY State 2012 is available via ATF Tracing and there is a similar map in the ATF report that shows something missing in the Bloomberg’s map.
Yup… the numbers for guns traced to NY State never made it. Of course that is why Mayor Bloomberg was careful to parse the info to make it only about guns from out of state as it takes the top 4 “exporters” to come close to the number of guns traced “in-state” and that would be admitting that their gun control laws were and are an abject failure and just a smoke screen.
The other stat from the ATF’s report is the Time To Crime:
1/1/2012-12/31/2012 New York Average Time-to-Crime: 13.90 Years
1/1/2012-12/31/2012 National Average Time-to-Crime: 11.12 Years
As per the ATF website: “Time-to-crime is the period of time (measured in days) between a firearm’s retail sale and law enforcement’s recovery of the firearm in connection with a crime. A short time-to-crime rate usually means the firearm will be easier to trace, and when several short time-to-crime traces involve the same individual/Federal firearm licensee, illegal trafficking activity is highly probable.”
There goes the “Iron Pipeline of illegal guns being sold to straw purchasers and FedExed to NY so they can kill babies Next Day or your money back” talking point. Not even the Pony Express took that long delivering anything on horseback. To make it simpler: The average illegal weapon recovered in NY was sold almost 14 years ago in 1,999 when the three-times Mayor of NYC was not even a candidate for the position.
How about that?