Assemblywoman Grace Meng, a candidate for Congress in Queens recently called on me as a chief sponsor of legislation to microstamp semi- automatic pistols, to join her on the steps of Queens Borough Hall on Monday, July 16.
Ms. Meng called for immediate action on the part of state and federal elected officials to require all new semiautomatic pistols to be capable of microstamping ammunition.
We were joined by Senator Jose Peralta, the Senate sponsor of microstamping legislation, to ask elected officials to join the 80 police departments and law enforcement agencies across New York that support microstamping.
I am not surprised that Assemblywoman Grace Meng is stepping up to the plate to support microstamping. She has been a supporter in the Assembly. Grace’s pragmatic approach to legislation and finding solutions makes her a leader on such an important issue. With more than 40 percent of homicides in the United States going unsolved each year, Grace is standing on the side of public safety and law enforcement to help reverse a staggering trend of increased gun violence – both in the state and country.
Michelle Schimel is the New York State Assembly representative for the 16th Assembly District. She was first elected in a Special Election held on March 27, 2007.