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New ad campaign targets illegal handguns

District Attorney Richard A. Brown (center) joined with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Citizens Crime Commission (CCC) to unveil a new CCC-sponsored public service campaign highlighting the new penalties for illegal gun
possession in New York. The campaign, GUNS=PRISON, will feature posters calling attention to the three-plus year prison sentence given to anyone caught carrying an illegal loaded handgun in New York. The advertisements will be displayed on donated space on phone kiosks, in buses and subways and in restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Pictured with Brown are Staten Island District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan Jr.,
Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, and Bloomberg.

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