Category Archives: CoBIS

The failed CoBIS or “gun DNA” program in NY

Final CoBIS numbers.

The last CoBIS number is 366,828.  What a waste of money and effort.  How many crimes could have been solved if all of the man hours that the state police spent on this program had been spent on real crime … Continue reading

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Bloomburg & MAIG spent $325,895 on lobbying in 2010– and failed!

Bloomberg Anti-Gun Group Spending A Clue On Microstamping’s Future Hidden in the depths of NYPIRG’s report last week on the record-breaking $220 million spent on lobbying in 2011 is the following eyebrow-raising fact: Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an organization founded … Continue reading

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I just lost my job, CoBIS is gone.

One of my few claims to fame has been that I have been tracking CoBIS for all of the years, (11 years,) that it has been the law in NY.  How much money was wasted we will never know but … Continue reading

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New CoBIS numbers

At the end of February, 363,450 guns were in the CoBIS system with a waste of over 225,294 State Police man-hours wasted.  We are still waiting to see if Cuomo is really going to end CoBIS in the final budget.   … Continue reading

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More on the end of CoBIS

The newest numbers are in and the number of guns in the database is up to 356,631. TOTAL GUNS SOLD IN 2011: 53,190, (UP FROM 24,622 IN 2004) Jacob Rieper over at gunpoliticsny.com has a new post about the details. (That … Continue reading

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More on the end of CoBIS or NY’s Failed Gun DNA program

The devil is in the details and it is important that the law that Gov. Mario Pataki had passed in 1999 is totally removed from the books.  It is not enough that the program is defunded, all of the law … Continue reading

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Cuomo budget to end CoBIS!!!!!!!!

http://www.scribd.com/doc/78536152/Briefing-Book  2012-13 New York State Executive Budget On page 80 under: Public Protection and General Government • Expand the list of offenses for which DNA samples will be collected and entered intothe State DNA Databank. • Repeal the requirement for … Continue reading

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CoBIS finally makes the news.

Jacob at http://www.gunpoliticsny.com/ post a story about how CoBIS has failed.  Finally, it only took 10+ years.  NYSRPA has a press release HERE. Of course NYAGV and League of Women Voters and others still support expanding CoBIS to all rifles … Continue reading

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