While assault rifles serve no legitimate hunting purpose, and their ban would be a welcome advance after the Newtown slaughter, illegal handguns remain the weapon of choice for killers and other criminals in New York City.
Ninety percent, or 2,493, of the 2,779 illegal firearms seized from suspects in arrests in the city last year were handguns. By contrast, a total of 77 assault weapons were seized in arrests in the city, less than 3 percent of the total. In only three of nearly 1,400 shooting incidents last year were ballistics associated with assault weapons.
Still, one murder is one too many. One illegal gun is one too many, too, because when someone is murdered in New York City — although that happens much less frequently than in the past — odds are an illegal handgun was used. Raymond W. Kelly is New York City’s police commissioner. This garbage excerpted from HERE
The last paragraph is what gets me - the stupid motherfucker could've left out the words 'illegal' seeing as all handguns are illegal (unless you're a politician or have political connections) in NYC.