Another bill requiring NYPD hold so-called gun buybacks

A second bill has been to the City Council requiring the NYPD establish a so-called gun buy-back program, INT 916-2023.

The wording is a little different from INT 892-2023 which was introduced a few weeks ago.

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Bill requiring NYPD hold so-called gun buybacks

New bill introduced to the City Council INT 892-2023:

“This bill would require the Police Department to establish a monthly gun buy-back program, whereby individuals may voluntarily and anonymously surrender to the department a working or non-working unloaded gun or parts thereof, in exchange for a sum of money to be determined by the department upon surrender. Individuals surrendering a gun would not be required to provide identification or any personally identifiable information, and would not be subject to criminal or civil penalties for the illegal possession of such gun, unless such penalties are required by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations. The gun buy-back program would take place in a different borough at least once each month, on a rotating basis.”

Declaring Times Square a crime free zone

Councilman Joe Borelli is a savage. He introduced a bill to City Council INT 873-2023 amending the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to designating Times Square a crime free zone:

“… The area commonly known as Times Square, as described in subdivision a of this section, is designated a crime free zone. The police department, in collaboration with the department of transportation, shall install and maintain signs throughout such area that clearly and conspicuously identify it as a crime free zone …”

Mayor Adams signs gun bills

The presser, “Mayor Adams Signs Two Bills to Dam Additional Rivers Feeding Sea of Gun Violence.”

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Mayor Eric Adams will sign two gun control bills this morning at 9:00am designating Times Square a “sensitive area.”

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City Council declares Times Square a “sensitive area”

The City Council passed two gun control bills today:

  • INT 518A-2022, Requires the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice to coordinate with the New York City Police Department to conduct a study and issue an annual report to the Mayor and City Council Speaker on the trafficking of illegal firearms into New York City.
  • INT 602-2022, For the purposes of state penal law definition of sensitive area for the carrying of guns, defines the area commonly known as Times Square. Also authorizes the New York City Police Department to promulgate such rules as may be necessary to implement the bill, including rules applicable, as appropriate, to persons with a firearms license who live or work in the area commonly known as Times Square.

Both bills go to Mayor Adams for signing.

Signs to be posted all around Times Square

New bill introduced prohibiting carrying guns in/around Times Square, INT 602-2022.