BROOKLYN - The City Council signed off on new legislation Wednesday aimed at reducing gun violence in Brooklyn and the city.

One of the bills calls for a gun offender registry, including hundreds convicted of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. Another bill would ban coloration kits used to paint guns to look like toys. A third bill included in the legislation would limit all handgun purchases to one every three months.

The package of bills was introduced by Mayor Bloomberg (R-NY) in June.

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