2011-06-17 / Letters

Owns Six Guns

Dear Editor,

I’m a licensed handgun owner with six guns on my NYC Residence License. I am appalled at Councilman Sanders’ comment, “but the fact is that the majority of homicides occur with legally purchased guns, often stolen from the homes of the ‘good people,’ saving the criminals time and effort.” Well, Councilman Sanders, I’d like to see those “facts.” Obtaining a pistol permit in NYC is a lengthy procedure with numerous screenings and background checks.

Personally, EVERY licensed gun holder in NYC that I know of follows the NYPD guidelines explicitly in storing his or her weapons securely as is required by the license. Like most of my NYC pistol permit holders, I have a gun safe as required by NYPD when certain criteria are met. Personally, I don’t know of one individual who has a gun license in NYC who doesn’t safeguard his or her guns in a safe or other secure facility. Does Councilman Sanders really believe that the majority of homicides occur with legally purchased guns?

I’d like to see the proof.


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