FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2008
STATEMENT BY MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND COUNCIL SPEAKER QUINN ON PROPOSED NASSAU COUNTY BAN OF GUN COLORATION KITS
Statement by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
"I applaud Nassau County for taking steps to implement a ban on gun coloration kits that is similar to the ban New York City put in place two years ago. Police officers have a hard enough job as it is without having to worry about whether a person with a pink gun is carrying a toy or a deadly weapon. Putting our officers in that position is beneath any self-respecting business owner - and make no mistake, it could lead to terrible tragedies. I thank County Executive Suozzi and Police Commissioner Mulvey for taking this important step to protect the safety of their officers - and of all residents."
Statement by Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn
"The selling of brightly colored hand guns can only lead to an unnecessary tragedy. These guns show a complete disregard for public safety, and place both police officers and everyday New Yorkers at risk. I commend Thomas Suozzi and all the officials in Nassau County for joining with New York City in this fight."
Stu Loeser/Jason Post (212) 788-2958
Jamie McShane (Council) (212) 788-7124