Republican Carl Paladino opposes a microstamping bill that has passed the Assembly but failed in the state Senate. Microstamping involves engraving identification information onto a bullet cartridge as a semiautomatic handgun is fired. When spent casings are found, police can trace the gun's owner. "Not only will I defend against further assaults by ... against existing gun owner rights, but I will look for opportunities to roll back any existing state law that infringes upon the right to bear arms," Paladino said. Democrat Andrew Cuomo has vowed to combat gun violence by lobbying for the microstamping bill.
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