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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 7/7/2002 12:04:08 AM EST
I was wondering if someone would know where I can research historical local gun laws.

For example, If I wanted to find out what the gun laws in New York City were like in 1945, where could I look?
Link Posted: 7/7/2002 3:28:55 AM EST
FindLaw would be a good place to start.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 4:57:08 AM EST
That's as good a recommendation as one could make for the details. I can tell you this, from hearing it on various discussion programs about 15 or 20 years ago. There was a carry permit requirement ("Sullivan" law), and possibly a registration, though more of a formality than anything else. Bottom line was that in 1945 if you wanted a gun (not carrying) it was quite easy. In the same year, with a population of 8 million, there were less than 100 (I believe the figure was more like 45 or 50) murders with a gun. Currently, it's in the couple thousand range. And the laws are more restrictive.

I think some of the counters to the anti-gun people get too complicated. The antis contradict themselves with their own comments. (maybe this is where the original poster is going)

If more crime is logically (anti-everything, bizarro logic) addressed by more gun law, then how come there was less crime when by their own admission there were fewer gun laws?

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