Gov. Cuomo has vowed to pass new state laws to crack down on gun violence in New York, following the shootings in Wisconsin and Colorado, says the New York Post.
“The gun violence has reached an undeniable point,” Cuomo told the paper. “It’s hard for anyone to refute the damage that’s being done.
Cuomo has come out in support of a new micro-stamping law, requiring the use of laser technology to identify shell casings fired by semiautomatic weapons.
In June, the bill passed the Democratic-run Assembly, but was blocked in the Republican-led state Senate, though Cuomo said he will try to come up with a “consensus package.”
Mayor Bloomberg stands behind micro-stamping as well, but gun-rights advocates say there is no need for tougher laws in New York.
“New York already has the toughest gun laws in the nation — and clearly, as evidenced in New York City, they are not working,” NYS Rifle & Pistol Association President Tom King told the Post.