Washington, D.C., June 2, 2022 - Today, Brady applauds the New York State Legislature for passing a package of common-sense gun violence prevention bills, including a bill 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. This slate of bills directly addresses multiple causes of gun violence, responding to a clear demand for action following the attack in Buffalo last month.

Brady President Kris Brown shared:

“New Yorkers should be proud of their state legislature today; these lawmakers have acted swiftly to pass numerous common-sense bills that will address gun violence in all of its forms and do so while respecting residents’ Second Amendment rights. Included in this package of bills is a piece of legislation to invest in cutting-edge microstamping technology, and common-sense regulations to help ensure that firearms sold responsibly in New York, helping to stop sales to gun traffickers and address the unfettered supply of these weapons flowing into communities across the state. 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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