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.