NYC will ban those in debt or with a bad driver's record from owning a gun

What would NYC residents say about limiting voting to those who have paid all their bills and who have good driving records? After all, do you want irresponsible people voting? This proposed law would discriminate even more against poor people being able to defend themselves. At the very least, thislaw should show those voters that those who oppose gun ownership haven't gone away.

New York City residents who want to own a gun may soon be denied permits if they are litterbugs, if they are bad drivers, or if they have fallen behind on a few bills.

Under proposed revisions to the police department's handgun, rifle and shotgun permit procedures, the NYPD can reject gun license applicants for a number of reasons, including:

If they have been arrested or convicted of almost any "violation," in any state; having a "poor driving history"; having been fired for "circumstances that demonstrate lack of good judgment"; having "failed to pay legally required debts"; being deemed to lack "good moral character"; or if any other information demonstrates "other good cause for the denial of the permit."

Critics say many of the restrictions are vague, have nothing to do with one's fitness to own a gun and are unconstitutional.

Supporters say the new restrictions will make gun purchasing more efficient and don't give the NYPD any more power than it already has. . . .



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