Microstamping: Solving More Gun Crimes
Murderers and other violent criminals often walk free because gun crimes are so hard to solve. New York law enforcement needs every tool available to help catch dangerous criminals and make our communities safe. New tools and techniques are readily available to help law enforcement trace criminals through their guns.
Microstamping is an inexpensive tool to help law enforcement solve gun crimes. Microstamping technology stamps a unique code onto shell casings every time a semi-automatic pistol is fired. The semi-automatic pistol is the gun criminals use most and the unique code provides an easy-to-follow link back to the original purchaser of the weapon. Without the ability to solve gun crimes, thousands of violent gun-toting criminals remain on the streets of New York with their guns, putting us all at risk. Microstamping is a tool we need.