New York City is one of the most gun-controlled cities in the world. The law that initially laid down the gun control laws is the Sullivan Act, a law passed in 1911–a date that may feel a bit ironic to die-hard gun aficionados–and basically makes guns virtually impossible for the average New Yorker to own and use for self-defense.
Honestly, I don’t see how the law has survived this long. Regardless, though, it’s the law in the Big Apple.
And yet, its longevity also helps to provide us a glimpse into just how little gun control actually accomplishes its goal of reducing crime.