No. NY laws that effectively subsidize gun trafficking — making it profitable to buy guns at full retail price and smuggle them to NY — are responsible.
And here’s a question of my own for the victim disarmers: If the ready availability of guns in permissive [insert state of your choice] causes crime in your restrictive crime-ridden state, why doesn’t it cause crime in the firearms-source state?
Taxachusetts blames New Hampshire, NY blames VA (and everybody else). And we just look at relative crimes rates and blame the criminals in those other locales.