A statewide group representing New York’s district attorneys is out with a wide-ranging set of gun law proposals, pledging support for everything from microstamping to stronger penalties to a crackdown on high-capacity magazines.
The state District Attorneys Association released its 10-point plan for New York lawmakers this afternoon as negotiations continue behind the scenes among the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Among the major proposals:
- A mandatory prison sentence of at least five years for anyone who commits a violent crime or traffics drugs while possessing a firearm.
- Microstamping, which would require guns to be equipped for technology that stamps each bullet fired with identifying information.
- The closing of an exception in state law that allows high-capacity magazines manufactured before 1994.
- A requirement that pistol permits holders have to renew their certification every so often.j
1.8.13 DAASNY Gun Legislation