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Cuomo proposes ending gun program

Jan 23, 2012 1:39 am
The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association hopes Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to end the Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS) passes the state legislature. The program inventories spent shell casings at an estimated cost of nearly $44 million since March, 2001, and the gun lobby, NYSRPA, says no crimes have been solved because of the information collected. Dick Nelson, in the Register-Star, reports, "records show that it only documented 1,150 matches of ballistic evidence between multiple crime scenes out of nearly 168,000 bullets and casings which were entered nationwide." The state legislature is currently considering A-1131/S-459 bills.