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Bloomberg’s latest gun blitz


Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to make New York’s gun laws even tougher. Bloomberg, who is running for reelection, made these proposals at a campaign appearance:

Ban Armor Piercing Bullets: The mayor wants New York to enact a tougher state ban on armor-piercing ammunition that make possession a felony. The current state ban contains numerous loopholes and insufficient penalties for possessing this type of ammunition.

Criminalize Possession of a Firearm While Drunk: The mayor expects to work with the City Council to criminalize the possession of a firearm while drunk. People too drunk to drive would be barred from carrying guns. A violation would be a misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail and a fine of up to $10,000.

Increase Penalties for Transferring Handguns to Children: The illegal transfer of a handgun to a child would be a violent felony with a 3.5 year minimum sentence.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 at 4:09 pm by Noreen O'Donnell. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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Noreen O'DonnellNoreen O'Donnell For the last 20 years, Noreen O'Donnell has written about Hillary Clinton's run for the Senate, rebuilding Ground Zero, the Korean immigrants who travel north each day from Queens to work in nail salons, deadly runaway fire trucks and other stories in Westchester and Putnam counties. Now she's a columnist.

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