Taking Another Shot

Taking Another Shot — In June, State Sen. Eric Schneiderman’s attempt to pass a bill requiring semi-automatic weapons to be equipped with microstamping technology came up two votes short, thanks to strong opposition from the gun lobby. That may be about to change: Not only is Schneiderman about to become the attorney general, but the man he is succeeding, Andrew Cuomo, has come out strongly in favor of microstamping as well, calling it “a common sense and low-cost method of expanding the ability of police to identify guns used in illegal...

Mike sticks to his guns

Mike sticks to his guns — Mayor Bloomberg insisted yesterday the city should reduce its high gun-licensing and renewal fees to stave off a likely lawsuit, but the City Council continued to express doubts about a bill that would sharply lower those...

Bloomy’s gun-plan backfire

Bloomy’s gun-plan backfire — Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to slash fees for pistol permits is facing a blaze of opposition in the City Council, with many members saying the move is a misfire for one of the nation’s leading voices against gun violence, The Post has...

ABA Pushing Microstamping

Hidden Threat to Second Amendment — Recently the American Bar Association published a report urging: [F]ederal, state … governments to enact laws requiring that all newly-manufactured semi-automatic pistols be fitted with microstamping technology which would ensure that when a firearm is fired, an alphanumeric and/or geometric code would be stamped on the cartridge casing … that would enable law enforcement to identify the serial number of the pistol and hence the first known purchaser of a weapon used in a...
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