24/7 Wall St. reports:
“The Federal Bureau of Investigation tracks gun sales and publishes a list of how many are handled as part of its National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Each month, the figures are reported by state. Nearly everyone put through this system qualifies as a buyer … Gun sales have soared in the past year. They have reached 35,758,249 through November …”
Number of guns sold in New York through November: 463,070.
This is why ammo is hard to come by.