Carrying a gun while intoxicated could lead to jail time
(He must be referring to a pending introduction to the City Council.)
It’ll be dubbed CWI – Carrying While Intoxicated.
Licensed gun holders will face possible prison sentences if they are caught carrying while drunk under a new regulations proposed by Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly.
The CWI legislation is part of a package of improvements announced by Bloomberg yesterday designed he said to streamline the NYPD’s license application process allowing New Yorkers seeking handguns, rifles and shotguns in the Big Apple.
The Mayor said the changes – some requiring City Council approval -- will free-up the NYPD to focus more resources on background investigations of prospective weapon holders.
“We’ve streamlined our system to make certain the those who should be approved for gun licenses are dealt with expeditiously while making certain we keep guns out of the hands of those who pose a danger to themselves or others,” added Commissioner Kelly.
“If automobiles are dangerous with a drunken driver behind the wheel, it should be obvious and subject to tough penalties when a drunk puts a gun in his hand,” he said pointing out that gun holders caught drunk would also faced losing their license.
Among other changes to begin this July will be the acceptance of credit cards for license renewal fees and establishing evening hours once a week.