A pawn shop in a Jonesboro strip mall was a major source of illegal weapons recovered by New York City police last year, according to a media report.The owner is reported as having said he runs a legitimate business and it's not his responsibility what happens with the guns after he sells them. I'll bet that bit of wisdom was accompanied by a shoulder shrug of indifference.
More illegal guns seized by police there came from Arrowhead Pawn in Jonesboro than from any other source outside New York state, the New York Daily News reported Monday.
Georgia is part of a south-to-north "Iron Pipeline" around New York's comparatively tough gun laws, the newspaper declared. Eleven suspects were arrested on weapons possession charges related to nine guns purchased at Arrowhead, the newspaper reported.
"The guns used to murder people are typically unlicensed and from easy-to-buy states, including Georgia," New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly is quoted as saying.
Do you think everything that can be done is being done? Do you think there's a bit too much of the old it's-not-my-fault attitude?
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