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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.

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NY: Microstamping to Help Law Enforcement Solve Gun Crimes

NY: Microstamping to Help Law Enforcement Solve Gun Crimes

THE PROBLEM: Gun crimes provide criminals with the safety of distance and often result in fewer witnesses and less crime scene evidence than other types of crimes. The deadly threat of... Read More
Arm the cops, against guns

Arm the cops, against guns

NYAGV Commentary Piece. Economic growth and public safety — both are top priorities for state lawmakers. They should go hand-in-hand, but in the case of gun manufacturing in New York, it’s more like one at... Read More
Gun Makers' $6M Stick Up

Gun Makers’ $6M Stick Up

Two gun-makers who have opposed a police-favored bill for bullet microstamping received more than $6 million in state economic development funds since 2009, the Daily News has learned. Most of the grant money, $5.6 million,... Read More
Blood Money

Blood Money

New York State taxpayers have been subsidizing two gun manufacturers in New York, Remington Arms and Kimber Manufacturing, with more than $11.4 million in public funds while the products created by both companies continue to kill and injure... Read More
Why Gun Industry Threats to Leave NY are Hollow

Why Gun Industry Threats to Leave NY are Hollow

The two gun manufacturers that call the Empire State home, Remington Arms and Kimber Manufacturing, not only oppose microstamping, a cost-effective tool to help the police catch violent gun criminals that... Read More
NYAGV Report: Anonymous Shell Casings

NYAGV Report: Anonymous Shell Casings

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence has just issued a new report, Anonymous Shell Casings, that highlights the devastating impact of unsolved gun crimes on families across New York, and the frustration experienced by law enforcement... Read More