Legislation Proposed in NY to Ban “Carrying While Intoxicated”


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.”

Click here to read the state’s pre-legislation report.

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