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City Council Looks to Put Gun Offenders on Public Registry– Like Sex Offenders

 

Aug. 20, 2014 By Michael Florio

Individuals busted for gun offenses will most likely be listed on a public registry- much like sex offenders.

The city council is introducing a bill tomorrow–co-sponsored by Astoria Councilman Costa Constantinides–that aims to combat gun violence by mandating that all gun offenders are listed on an online registry, which the public can search. Individuals can sign up for free notifications, so they can be warned whenever a new offender moves into their neighborhood.

The bill, if it were to become law, would operate citywide. However, the city council is looking to pass a resolution that would ask the state to pass a bill that would put this registry into effect statewide.

According to the NYPD there were 1,103 shooting in the city alone in 2013. As of June 22, 576 people have been shot so far this year, an increase of 11.8 percent compared to the same period in 2013.

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SuperWittySmitty

Leave bare arms out of the discussion.

The guy got a gun because his Mom got mugged three times? That doesn’t really make sense, unless he gave it to his Mom.

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Julia Assange

Criminals will get guns and this is another nonsensical idea from our libtard city council. Astoria used to have a good city councilman – Peter Vallone Jr. – but he was term limited out. The guy who replaced him is a disgrace. Maybe Melissa Mark Viverito would like a registry of everyone with an STD since she announced hers on twitter? That would warn anybody who wants to have sex with an infected would be partner!

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Chysanthy

People, please. Think this out before making anti right to bare arms statements. With or without a gun license, criminals will have guns. It’s our right to carry a gun (remember the Bill of Rights)? And it’s not so easy to get a permit, especially in urban areas like NYC. My neighbor got a gun because his 85 year mother got pushed down in the street and mugged by some jerk … 3 times in several months. He couldn’t take it anymore. Authorities shrugged their shoulders. He’s not a criminal but he couldn’t get a gun license. Not all people with guns are thugs.
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin
We need to remember that.

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Oldskool

“combat gun violence by mandating that all gun offenders are listed on an online registry”

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh – the criminals are scared now!!!
Gun carrying coward/scumbags are real scared of the internet!!!

Hey comrade… I mean councilman:
How about a registry of all judges that let gun offenders off easy and do not follow existing laws/guidelines??

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El loco

Hey Craic:

Why don’t you go back to Cuba. Obviously you are a minority. Check out the murder stats from the 80’s when 2,500 people a year were getting murdered in NYC. That has been cut to 400. A savings of over 2,000 lives per year for the last 15 years. Do the math and guess whose lives they were. Retrain the police and arrest the ones who committ crimes. Don’t blame everyone.

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Craic Dealer

When was your right to defend yourself a crime? When the oppressive state come’s down on the People, thats when. History shows that when governments take away the people’s right to defend themselves the People end up getting slaughtered. Hitler, Stalin, Pol-Pot, Bloomberg and Obama are gun-grabbers.

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Craic Dealer

What the statistics forget to mention is that the increase in shooting was done by the NYPD.

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Justice System

Do we have a justice system or a vengeance system? Continuing to punish people after they have served the time for their sentence seems to be more about vengeance than about justice, or (spare me) rehabilitation. This won’t help the statistics and likely will just cause more people to feel justified in owning weapons to ‘protect’ themselves against someone who lives in a 40 block radius of their home.

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Zero the Hero

So all this will do is let me know someone was convicted of illegal gun posession? As far as I know that would already be public record. Can I not rent an apartment to someone that is on this list because they are on it or would that be violating their rights? Are these people allowed to move next to schools or do they have to keep their distance like sex offenders? Seems like this is just another politicans way of getting people to think they are more safe then they actually are…

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CircleK

This paragraph is so flawed…

According to the NYPD there were 1,103 shooting in the city alone in 2013. As of June 22, 576 people have been shot so far this year, an increase of 11.8 percent compared to the same period in 2013.

Nonetheless, I am all for the program.

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me

should be interesting…with stop & frisk gone and police not going to risk being castrated by the Monday morning quarterback public including this sorry party of current elected officials how you going to catch the scum with illegal weapons? Maybe they can get Mayor Al Sharpton to politely ask for them!

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