Hochul says 6,000+ illegal guns seized in NY this year

Gov. Hochul talked about the state’s success getting illegal guns off the street Wednesday as she marked one year in office.

The governor says more than 6,000 illegal guns have been seized since January. She says that’s thanks to New York state’s collaboration with law enforcement in other states and even Canada.

She says the state’s approach is unprecedented – and working.

Hochul signed new gun legislation last month. It will place new restrictions on who can get a permit and limit where people can carry firearms. They take effect Sept. 1.