Including Microstamping in Assembly Budget

Including Microstamping in Assembly Budget – Together with Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh I hailed the inclusion of microstamping in the Assembly budget proposal passed on March 12.  Microstamping would replace the existing, less effective Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS), which the Governor has proposed to eliminate in his Executive Budget.  Microstamping allows law enforcement to trace firearms through shell casings found at crime scenes, even if the crime gun is never found. In passing microstamping, the Assembly heeded the call of gun violence victims and their families, anti-crime advocates, and law enforcement who have called for microstamping to be enacted in the budget due to be completed by the end of the...

Barclay Defends New Yorkers’ Second Amendment Rights

Barclay Defends New Yorkers’ Second Amendment Rights – Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I,-Pulaski) said including language that would govern gun manufacturers in a budget bill is ludicrous.  This is a stand-alone issue, Barclay said.  Barclay opposes microstamping because it would put unnecessary burdens on gun manufacturers and has not proven to be...

Urging the State Senate to Include Microstamping in Budget

Urging the State Senate to Include Microstamping in Budget – On Valentine’s Day, family members who have lost loved ones to gun violence along with advocates and law enforcement officials joined senators and assemblymembers at the state capitol to urge the state senate to include microstamping in their budget proposal. The governor’s executive budget eliminates CoBIS, the state’s pistol and revolver ballistic identification database, leaving a gap in the ability of law enforcement to link shell casings back to the gun that fired...

Gounardes Pressures Golden on Microstamping

Gounardes Pressures Golden on Microstamping – With the minority Senate Democrats renewing their push for gun microstamping legislation, Democratic Senate candidate Andrew Goundardes is out with a statement pressuring his opponent, Brooklyn Republican State Sen. Marty Golden, to support the...
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