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Feedback at 5:00: Banning Prosecutors From Possessing Handguns

One district attorney in New York is causing some controversy.

The office in Nassau County bans its prosecutors from possessing a handgun, even at their homes.

Prosecutors are allowed to have guns if the acting district attorney makes a special, written exception.

But on the application to work in the county, it says assistant district attorneys cannot apply for a handgun permit or have a gun while working for the county district attorney.

Law experts say it’s a violation of the Second Amendment, plain and simple, but in a statement, the office says the rules are aimed at keeping staff, victims and witnesses in the county safe.

Do you think this is a fair rule?

Why or why not?

It’s tonight’s Feedback at 5:00.