Senator Ball delivers budget, friendly to our sportsmen – The 2012-2013 budget was favorable to our Sportsmen, and I would like to thank Senator Greg Ball for his leadership and advocacy for all Sportsmen in Albany. The budget finally repealed Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS). This system requires pistol manufactures to send a bullet casing from every gun sold to police, so the gun can be identified if it is involved in a crime. CoBIS is estimated to cost taxpayers $4 million every year, yet it has not solved a single crime since March 2001. Senator Ball pushed to make sure that CoBIS is permanently derailed, saving taxpayers millions.