Legislators Seek to Toughen Firearm Penalty After Brooklyn Baby Is Shot – A day after two Brooklyn parents were arrested in the accidental shooting of their 9-month-old daughter, legislators are pushing for harsher illegal-gun penalties. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said Sunday that he wants the penalty for possessing an illegal loaded firearm to be upgraded to criminal possession of a weapon in the first degree, if the weapon is in the presence of a minor. “We can’t continue to have a culture where illegal guns are in homes or premises where children are in the same location,” said Mr. Adams.
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