‘Don’t Drink And Carry A Gun,’ Vallone’s Proposed Law Says

‘Don’t Drink And Carry A Gun,’ Vallone’s Proposed Law Says — Applying the “when you drink, don’t drive” dictum to gun possession, a bill that seeks to prohibit people from carrying guns while under the influence of drugs or alcohol has been introduced by City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The bill aims at decreasing the possibility of gun violence by prohibiting carrying a gun while intoxicated or while a person’s ability to safely possess such a dangerous instrument is impaired, Vallone’s announcement about the bill being filed declared. A hearing was held on the measure by the Public Safety Committee, which Vallone (D–Astoria) chairs. The lawmaker noted that the standard imposed by it “would mirror the standard used to criminalize driving while...

NYC INT 313-2010 hearing

The New York City Council’s Public Safety Committee held a hearing on September 15 on proposed INT 313-2010 relating to fees for firearm licenses and the possession of firearms while intoxicated. No action was taken and the bill was laid...

Plan to allow rifle hunting stalled in Albany

Plan to allow rifle hunting stalled in Albany — Assemblyman Daniel Burling is reminding deer hunters that using rifles remains illegal for now in Wyoming County. A proposal to allow rifle hunting in the county has stalled at the state level. The State Assembly approved a resolution in July to allow the practice. But the measure still needs approval from the State Senate and Gov. David Paterson to take...

Endorsements for Ball

Endorsements for Ball – State Assemblyman Greg Ball announced the following endorsements yesterday in his run for state Senate. He faces Somers Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy in this month’s GOP primary for the 40th state Senate District. She also picked up an endorsement yesterday. For Ball, it was a mixture of community groups and larger organizations, some of which he had already touted in press releases earlier this...

Lawmakers to review Westchester gun law

Lawmakers to review gun safety law – A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may mean that Westchester County’s gun-storage law violates the Constitution, so some lawmakers are taking a look at that statute to see if it will hold up. The county law requires owners to store a gun with a safety lock or safe-storage depository, but recent rulings concluded that such laws may actually make it harder for people to defend themselves in their own homes, violating their Second Amendment right to keep and bear...
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