Mayor Bloomberg testifies Before The State Assembly Ways And Means Committee And State Senate Finance Committee

... "We'll also ask you to pass a law requiring all State agencies to provide mental health records to the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms - and we urge you do so before the April 16th anniversary of the Virginia Tech tragedy. Remember, what came out of that tragedy is if the State had had the information, they wouldn't have sold a gun. Now I'm not so sure that that works very well but if it stops one gun from being sold to one person who then uses it on the streets to kill our police officers or our civilians, let me tell you, I think it is worth it. "And we'll seek legislation requiring gun manufacturers to build "micro-stamping" mechanisms into firearms - another tool that will help the police trace guns used in committing crimes. These are all things that protect the public and hurt the bad guys. How can we be a state without having them? ...


Jacob J. Rieper, Legislative Director
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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