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NYC law would outlaw carrying gun while drunk

NEW YORK - NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to make it illegal in New York City to possess a firearm while drunk.

The mayor is proposing a local law that would impose a one-year jail sentence and fine of up to $10,000 for offenders.

The law would use the same definition of intoxicated as the legal limit for driving.

A bill was introduced in the state Assembly earlier this year that would suspend or revoke the firearm license of a person in possession of a firearm while drunk.

Many states, including South Dakota and Missouri, have laws similar to what Bloomberg is proposing for the city.

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