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Mohawk Chamber Opposing Microstamping

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Utica, NY (WIBX) – The Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce is reaffirming its opposition to microstamping.

The practice is broadly defined as engraving ballistics to identify bullets used in crimes.

The proposed legislation is supported by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and officially by Governor Cuomo. However, Cuomo has not included it in the 2012-2013 budget.

With a manufacturing facility in Ilion, the Remington Arms Company has long opposed microstamping, saying that it will up and leave New York if the legislation is passed. The Ilion site employs more than 1,000 people. And the Chamber says it does not want to lose Remington, or restrict its ability to expand operations.

Opponents of the legislation say that the law would cost millions to implement and has yet to produce results that have helped solve any crimes.

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