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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:28 PM

Target Gun Trafficking

While the city continues to debate the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk campaign, it is becoming clear that leaders must develop more effective and less offensive ways of getting guns off the street.

At a rally demanding an end to the gun-related violence, Van Bramer introduced Amy, a 15-year-old girl who lives in Queensbridge. She was hit in the left hand by a stray bullet that came through her window while she was doing homework.

The councilman called on the state Legislature to:

1. require a 10-day waiting period for all firearm purchases

2. limit gun purchases to one per month

3. require gun purchasers to take a safety course

4. restrict ammunition sales from being sold at establishments that do not sell firearms

5. require background checks for all firearm purchases

http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/42/editorialwe_we_2012_10_18_q.html

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rrneck Oct 2012 #2
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Francis Marion Oct 2012 #4
ileus Oct 2012 #5

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:31 PM

1. And this would have prevented the hand injury, how? nt

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:34 PM

2. Well it makes perfect sense

since we all know that NYC is the center of the universe and all interstate commerce should be redesigned to accommodate their inability to control their gang problem.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:04 PM

3. none of this would help someone living in a

a housing project on Long Island, since NY has stricter laws than this. If the bullet was from some dumbass firing in the air on New Years Eve, number three would be a valid point. That's not the case here.

A real solution would be offering better options than gangs and break the power the gangs have in the community.
BTW, isn't 1 and 5 already NY law?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 05:32 PM

4. That's a great set of ideas.

Oh- do The Institutions have to obey these onerous restrictions also, or are they free?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 06:08 PM

5. Why can't cities stop gun abuse?

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