NYPD Commissioner: Real enemy is illegal handguns

"The biggest obstacle in stemming the flow of the illegal weapons — both assault rifles and handguns — is the less restrictive laws in other locales"


By Chuck Bennett
The New York Post

NEW YORK — "We don't want [assault weapons] on the streets, make no mistake about it. But the problem is the handgun."

The nation's looming assault-weapons ban is plain common sense, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said yesterday — but the city's real enemy is illegal handguns.

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