State Assemblywoman Grace Meng, D-Flushing, said Monday that she would push for stricter gun control laws and microstamping legislation, which would make it easier to tie handgun shell casings left at crime scenes to the weapons used, if elected to Queens's Sixth Congressional District.
Meng said she also supported background checks for the sale of every firearm in the state as well as the increased ability for judges to remand weapons for incarcerated individuals.
The assemblywoman was joined by Borough President Helen Marshall and other legislators during a press conference earlier this week during which they cited a recent increase in gun violence across the five boroughs.
Now, Patch wants to know: Do you believe there should be tougher state gun control laws or do you agree with the National Rifle Association, which has argued that the types of laws that Meng supports violate Second Amendment rights.
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