Citizens Crime Commission of New York City Richard Aborn on gun control in New York City.

Yes, Gun Control Works. Just Ask a New Yorker.

Yes, Gun Control Works. Just Ask a New Yorker.

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
March 7 2018 8:31 PM

Guns, Controlled

New York State (and NYC) are shining models of how to cut gun violence.

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A table of illegal firearms confiscated in a weapons bust in East Harlem on display at a press conference on Oct. 12, 2012 in New York City.

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In the interview, Richard Aborn has helped get gun control laws on the books. As president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, he has the data on what works, what doesn’t, and how New York City got so safe.

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