The New York State Legislature has Consistently Prioritized Gun Violence Prevention Solutions and Acted Decisively Following the Mass Shooting in Buffalo.

Washington, D.C., June 6, 2022 - Today, Brady lauds New York Governor Kathy Hochul for swiftly and prominently signing a package of common-sense gun violence prevention bills into law. The New York state legislature has consistently prioritized gun violence prevention solutions, and acted decisively following the mass shooting in Buffalo to pass these common-sense policies and deliver the life-saving policies that the state’s residents demanded. Among these bills are policies that will uplift and invest in cutting-edge microstamping technology and a bill to improve regulations around the sale and transfer of firearms at gun dealers to prevent gun trafficking and irresponsible or negligent sales. These bills are common-sense, directly address the multiple causes of gun violence, and will save lives.

Brady President Kris Brown shared:

“New Yorkers should be proud of their elected officials today. The legislature acted immediately to deliver common-sense gun violence prevention policies following the horrific attack in Buffalo - that is leadership. Gov. Hochul, too, responded to this tragedy immediately and has demonstrated strong leadership in demanding action. Her prioritizing these policies and prominently featuring this bill signing shows that the state’s government is listening to its residents and delivering life-saving solutions.

These bills are common-sense. They will address gun violence in all of its forms and do so while respecting residents’ Second Amendment rights.This package of laws will help to keep New Yorkers safe and are a clear example for the rest of the nation to act to stop gun violence.”

About Microstamping Technology

Microstamping technology uses lasers to imprint unique markings onto the tip of a firing pin and/or breech face of a firearm. These markings include specific information about the gun, much like a serial number. This information is then stamped onto the bullet casings, so when the gun is fired, law enforcement can connect the bullets to the identifying information about the gun. Microstamping technology will enable law enforcement to match bullet cartridges found at crime scenes directly to the gun that fired them, similar to the way law enforcement can use an automobile’s license plate to identify the vehicle’s make, model, VIN, and registered owner.

Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.


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