Officials want tougher gun laws after police officer killed in BX

Several state officials are calling for stricter gun trafficking laws after a NYC police officer was killed in the Bronx.

Governor George Pataki (R-NY) is calling the Senate and Assembly into a special session to propose two pieces of legislation. Pataki says the proposals would close loopholes in current state laws against guns.

The first bill would stiffen penalties for illegal gun activity. Pataki?s second bill would increase penalties for criminals who seek to injure or kill police officers. Pataki says the recent deaths of two NYC police officers makes it even more urgent to get these bills passed.

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