Gun Ownership in NYC May be Dangerous to Health

New York City, one of the toughest places on earth for the average law-abiding citizen to obtain a license to carry or even possess a handgun could soon add a health warning for everyone applying for a pistol license.

New York City’s City Council Public Safety Committee voted 6-1 recently to require the NYPD to hand out written warnings about the risks of gun ownership to new applicants for firearm permits, The New York Post reported.
“Just like the [Surgeon General’s] warning that you see on the side of cigarette packs have changed the perception of smoking, these gun warnings are the first step to changing the public’s conversation,” said Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, a co-sponsor of the gun bill.
“We would be one of the first major jurisdictions to enact this type of legislation.”