New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein today announced the introduction of legislation that would criminalize carrying a gun in New York while under the influence of alcohol. The proposed law would make carrying a gun with a more than 0.08 blood alcohol content a class-A misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail and a $10,000 fine, but will not apply to guns inside the home. 20 other states currently have similar legislation.
“If you are too intoxicated to drive a car, you should not be carrying a gun,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “The law would apply the same standards and tests that are now used to prevent and punish driving while intoxicated.”
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