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Ryder: Illegal gun seizures spike in Nassau, but few arrested see jail

Ryder: Illegal gun seizures spike in Nassau, but few arrested see jail
Nassau police seized eight illegal firearms during the first 11 days of the year from seemingly routine patrol stops and all but one of those arrested were released without bail, Nassau Commissioner P

p i pShare Tweet Email Nassau police seized eight illegal firearms during the first 11 days of the year from seemingly routine patrol stops and all but one of those arrested were released without bail, Nassau Commissioner Patrick Ryder said Thursday.In comparison, Nassau police seized two guns during that same period in 2021, a 300% increase, Ryder said at a news conference in Garden City."They feel empowered," Ryder said of those arrested with illegal guns, as he reiterated his calls for state lawmakers to amend or repeal the law."We are all concerned," Ryder said.

8, in which three semiautomatic handguns were recovered, were not disclosed as they are part of an ongoing investigation, Ryder said.5 as officers observed a man sleeping in a Honda CRV in Floral Park and recovered a loaded semiautomatic pistol with 110 rounds of ammunition, Ryder said.

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