From John Lott’s site, this article:
In short, if you live in New York City, you have to be almost as perfect as Jesus in order to qualify to own a gun, in spite of the rulings of the Supreme Court in favor of the Second Amendment. Upper management in that city has thrown every obstacle they can in the way of responsible, legal citizens owning guns. SO:
If you want to LEGALLY own a gun, don’t live in New York City.
If you want to ILLEGALLY own (and use) a gun, New York City is the place to be! Because the honest, responsible, law abiding citizens are (generally) not allowed to defend themselves with equal force.
If you were a gun-toting bad guy wanting to do your amoral business, would you rather live in Texas, for instance, where the civilians can (and do) shoot back, or New York City, where they can’t?
I LIKE it here in Texas.