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RobJohnson
10-27-2010, 03:52 PM
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: [/URL]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.

Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/10/23/nyc-proposal-renders-bad-drivers-debtors-unfit-guns/)

Would this include guns being taken away from those in foreclosure?

Gingersnap
10-27-2010, 04:39 PM
How would the proposed law change anything in a practical way? Isn't NYC one of the "may issue" holdouts? My understanding was that it was primarily the criminal population who were armed anyway.

PoliCon
10-27-2010, 04:40 PM
Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/10/23/nyc-proposal-renders-bad-drivers-debtors-unfit-guns/)

Would this include guns being taken away from those in foreclosure?

another case of a progressive law which maintains that you are guilty til proven innocent.

RobJohnson
10-28-2010, 12:29 AM
another case of a progressive law which maintains that you are guilty til proven innocent.

Yup.

RobJohnson
10-28-2010, 12:31 AM
My understanding was that it was primarily the criminal population who were armed anyway.

Well there is that....only bad people own guns. :p