White Plains residents probably know that New York State has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country. In addition to restrictions on the sale and ownership of weapons, New York's criminal law imposes harsh penalties on those convicted of using a gun in the commission of a crime.
Two Saugerties, New York, residents have been arrested on drug and firearm charges following local law enforcement officers' discoveries of more than 100 bags of heroin and illegal firearms.
Recently, law enforcement officials in New York have accused street gangs in New York City of using new tactics in concealing the ownership of weapons to evade detection. They are reportedly using "community guns," where the gang members do not actually own the weapon but have access to it to commit violent crimes.