June 15, 2010
Opposition to firearms microstamping grows in New York amid concerns of expense, lost jobs and results of independent testing
Even as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attempted a last-ditch effort to drum up support for firearms microstamping (S. 6005A / 6468C) today in Albany, opposition to the legislation continued to gain steam.
Long-standing opponents of firearms microstamping such as NSSF and the National Rifle Association have recently been joined by an unlikely group of allies, including workers unions and non gun-owning New Yorkers.
The ties binding these groups together are shared concerns of more jobs leaving the state, diminishing tax revenue and additional taxes on the middle class to cover the costs associated with implementing a technology that independent studies have concluded to be "flawed."