Yesterday the New York Assembly passed by an 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.

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