New Anti-Gun Campaign Begins
NEW YORK, NY July 18, 2007 —The city has the toughest laws on illegal gun possession in the US, but Mayor Bloomberg worries criminals don't know it. So the city and the Citizens Crime Commission have created a public service campaign to make the new penalties "crystal clear."
REPORTER: CCC President Richard Aborn says the campaign will highlight a recently signed law that makes possession of an illegal gun punishable by a minimum of 3 ˝ years in prison.
ABORN: This is a simple message. Guns equal prison. That's the name of the campaign. It's a campaign that gonna be exposed throughout this city for a long time. At least throughout this year.
REPORTER: The campaign will feature posters on phone booths, buses and subways, in addition to restaurants, bars and night clubs.