The Hudson River is no longer the commercial highway it once was but it’s still an important route for New York’s economy. To keep the river open for business in the freezing winter months, the Coast Guard runs its cutter boats up and down the river, opening a navigable track through the ice.
Almost 19,000 New Yorkers applied for a handgun license in 2009. The state police know who they are, the type of gun they own and where the guns were sold. But when it comes to rifles like the one used to kill 20 first-graders in Newtown, they haven’t got a clue.
Despite having some of the toughest gun laws in the country, New York State does not require any kind of license to buy a rifle or shotgun and doesn’t bother to track such weapons.
New York has gotten a $27 million federal grant that will go toward hiring people to help Sandy cleanup efforts. Contd.