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Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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Sometimes laws make me laugh

February 04, 2010 at 01:55 PM

Here’s a proposed law I am surprised is not on the books in more places.

For some reason, the first line in this story really made me laugh.

I was also surprised at the end to read that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he couldn’t get this passed for hunting grounds or at firing ranges.

Drunk, carrying gun would be illegal in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - A newly introduced bill would make New York the 21st state to outlaw carrying a gun while drunk.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and state Sen. Jeffrey Klein announced the legislation Thursday.

The law would rely on the same blood alcohol level - .08 percent - used to determine whether a driver is drunk.

It would make it a class-A misdemeanor. The punishment would be up to one year in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Unlike most other states that have the law, New York’s would not apply to hunting grounds or firing ranges.

Bloomberg and Klein said it would be too difficult to get those restrictions passed in New York.

 

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I wonder where the good ol NRA stands on this issue.

Posted by illin on 02/05 at 08:16 AM
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