NRA Going Guns-A-Blazing To Stop Ammunition Microstamping In New York State

April 11, 2012 12:00 AM

NRA Going Guns-A-Blazing To Stop Ammunition Microstamping In New York State
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The National Rifle Association is targeting New York lawmakers with major campaign cash. The gun rights group is handing out more donations in the Empire State than in any other state.

It’s an effort to battle a gun control measure pushed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, reports CBS 2’s Tony Aiello.

The NRA has given more than $215,000 to local lawmakers in recent years, the mega money is mostly targeting a proposal called “microstamping,” which requires handguns to leave a tiny identifying imprint on the casing of every round fired.

“It would give another tool to the police to find out who is committing crime, who’s doing the shooting, the murdering, creating carnage on our streets,” Bloomberg said Wednesday.

However, the microstamping bill has been bottled up by Republicans in the state Senate.

“They feel that they know better than police chiefs and district attorneys. That’s ridiculous. The money speaks for itself. You follow the trail of money and you realize they’re being bought by the NRA,” said state Sen "

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