Lawmakers want 5-year gun licenses

April 21, 2009 1:37:38 PM PDT
Two New York state legislators want to require the renewal of handgun licenses every five years. Sen. Eric Schneiderman and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin said Tuesday that the proposal is inspired by the recent fatal shootings at an immigrant community center in Binghamton.

They say it's time to reform the "dangerous lifetime permit system."

They say current laws don't require a review of a gun owner's subsequent criminal convictions or mental health.

A gunman killed 13 people and himself at the American Civic Association on April third. He had permits for the guns he used.

Schneiderman represents Manhattan, and Paulin is from suburban Westchester.

Meantime, English classes have resumed for Binghamton immigrants. They are being taught at the Presbyterian Church while the American Civic Association remains closed.


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