Yesterday the New York Assembly passed by a 85 to 60 vote Assembly Bill 1157B, microstamping legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Michelle Schimel (D-16). The Assembly has passed this ill-conceived legislation during each of the last five legislative sessions, despite evidence that this bill does nothing to prevent or solve violent crime. Microstamping is easily circumvented and relies on the false premise that crimes are committed with legally-registered firearms.
Fortunately, the New York Senate has resisted even considering this legislation in recent years. The NRA continues to reinforce our position with the New York Senate that microstamping is a bad proposal on multiple levels. The technology simply isn’t proven, and it would increase the cost of firearms and ammunition. Equally disturbing, A.1157B would force several large manufacturers out of the state, hurting the local economy by eliminating jobs.
Please continue to follow NRA-ILA alerts as we work to defeat this job-killing, anti-Second Amendment legislation.