Who said that their were fewer gun owners?? The Brady Bunch!

NY requires a license to even hold a handgun much less purchase a handgun so we can tell by the increase of new licenses how many new handgun owners their are in NY.  Not just gun owners who bought new guns.  These are people who were never allowed to own a handgun until they got their pistol license. (MY COMMENTS)

In 2010:  21,534 new license applications were filed. (10,190 increase or a 90% increase from 2006) from NY State Firearms and Weapons Laws 2011/2012 edition

In 2011: 17,325 new license applications were filed. (While a reduction from 2010, still a 52.7% increase from 2006.) (Info from the NY State Police, Pistol License Dept.)

2006 – 2009 Pistol Permit Bureau statistics (From the NY State Police.)

  • In 2006: 11,344 new license applications were filed.
  • In 2009: 18,577 new license applications were filed. (7,233 increase for a 64% increase from 2006)
  • In 2006: 67,117 licenses were amended.
  • In 2009: 93,028 licenses were amended. (39% increase)(Amendments include adding guns, selling guns, moving and many other reasons.)
  • In 2006: 6,237 licenses were canceled or revoked.
  • In 2009: 4,817 licenses were canceled or revoked. (23% decrease)(That includes people who die, move out of state or just give up their license for some reason.)
  • In 2006: Retail firearms dealers reported 93,168 transactions.
  • In 2009: Retail firearms dealers reported 118,314 transactions. (27% increase)
  • In 2006: 40 new firearms dealer and gunsmith licenses were received and filed.
  • In 2009: 117 new firearms dealer and gunsmith licenses were received and filed.
  • In 2006: 626 dealer and gunsmith licenses were renewed
  • In 2009: 588 dealer and gunsmith licenses were renewed. 
  • In 2006: as mandated by NYS law, 15,344 nuisance firearms were destroyed statewide.
  • In 2009: as mandated by NYS law, 7,110 nuisance firearms were destroyed statewide.

But what do the anti-gunners say?   NRA Fairy Tale Exposed: Many Fewer U.S. Gun Owners on the Brady web site.

(Don’t forget all of the new gun owners in Washington DC and Chicago who could never own handgun in the past.)

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