Roanoke Times editorial
"We wish Attorney General [Bob] McDonnell was as aggressive in enforcing the laws that prevent illegal guns from getting in the hands of criminals as he was in enforcing the laws that protect the gun lobby."
-- Jason Post, a spokesman for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, responding to a letter from McDonnell informing New York that out-of-state agents targeting Virginia gun dealers in undercover stings could be charged with a felony. (link)
528 people were murdered in New York City in 2005, the last year for which numbers are available. (source)
That same year, there were 461 murders in all of Virginia. (source)
It's possible that those guns being purchased (legally) are finding their way into the hands of bad guys in New York City disproportionately.
Or it is just as likely that the mayor of New York, deciding that he is powerless to do anything about rampant crime in the streets of his city, finds it preferable - and politically expedient - to piss and moan about legal transactions taking place in far-away places that, in reality, have little to no impact on his community.
Tend to YOUR problems, Mike. We are not of their making.