An idea for fighting gun crime, from the Bronx

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Briefing: Ruben Diaz Jr. in the Bronx. (William Alatriste via flickr)
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New York State's post-Sandy Hook gun control package  did not include an idea proposed by Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. in his state of the borough speech: an online registry of people who commit gun crimes. This morning, the idea was endorsed by the New York Post, the conservative editorial page whose publisher supports gun control.

The proposal marries transparency and gun control, apparently in a way that won't offend gun-rights advocates in the same way that the Journal News' publication of that gun-owner map did.

It's possible that Diaz's proposal could gain traction in Albany, if they're open, after the hasty passage of Andrew Cuomo's gun legislation, to reopening debate the issue.

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