Assemblywomen Michelle Schimel and Grace Meng and Senator Jose Peralta Vow to Make Microstamping a Top Priority in NYS Legislature and Congress

July 23, 2012
Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel stands with her colleagues, Senator Jose Peralta and Assemblywoman Grace Meng, as Assemblywoman Meng delivers a powerful speech displaying her support for microstamping.

Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Grace Meng, candidate for Congress in Queens called on her colleague, Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, 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.

Assemblywomen Schimel and Meng 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.

Ms. Schimel said at the press conference, “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% 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.”