Peralta To Cuomo: Put Microstamping In Budget

Peralta To Cuomo: Put Microstamping In Budget – Sen. Jose Peralta is circulating a letter today to gain support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to put the stalled microstamping legislation into his $132.5 billion budget proposal.  Microstamping puts a specific code onto a bullet casing with the goal of helping law enforcement identify the gun that was used to fire it. The measure faces opposition from Republicans and even some conservative Democrats (it will be interesting to see how many Dems sign the letter ultimately).  The legislation wouldn’t have any fiscal impact, but inserting it into the budget would make it difficult for lawmakers opposed to the bill to block it.