An op-ed by Mayor Bloomberg and AG Eric Schneiderman appears in todays Daily News, “Microstamping saves lives: Senate must resist gun lobby and pass crime-fighting bill“:
“… This should be an easy vote. Instead, however, lobbyists for the gun industry work the halls of Albany, making specious arguments driven more by a kneejerk opposition to any gun-related legislation rather than by their desire to protect legal gun ownership …”
If it is such an easy vote then why did Shelly have so much trouble getting it to the floor in the Assembly? He’s been losing votes every time it comes up. He had to strong arm his caucus this time to get 77 Yeas and didn’t even hold the NYC Democrats together.
Meanwhile on the other end of the state, the Niagara Co. Legislature went on the record opposing microstamping.
Bloomberg is just upset that he hasn’t been able to B.S. and bully his way through the legislature on his pet issue.