Thursday, July 13, 2006

The City Councils Gun Initiative:

The City Council behind Christine Quinn has introduced four bills to curb the number of illegal guns on the street to combat the death of children by illegal guns. The problem with their bills is that it doesn’t get to the heart of the problem. Illegal guns come into this city via the black market because the risk to traffic these guns is currently worth the reward.

The City Council’s initiative in the form of the Gun Offender Registration Act for individuals convicted of criminal possession of a weapon; a one handgun every three-month purchase limit; an inventory bill, which would require city gun dealers to physically examine their inventories twice a year; and a ban on gun coloration kits used to disguise real guns to look like toy guns is not going to solve the problem.

If you want to keep illegal guns off the street you have to make the risk not worth carrying the guns. For instance how about a fifty-year sentence with no parole for carrying an illegal gun? I’m sure that would do the trick.

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