NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- In a default victory for Empire State gun owners, background checks for ammunition purchases, a centerpiece in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2013 SAFE Act, have been scrapped for now.
An agreement announced late Friday signed by Republican Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Director of Operations Jim Malatras suspends this section of the SAFE Act.
The document stipulates that no state money will be used to implement the database, which also means the ban on Internet sales of ammunition is discontinued.
The New York State Police acknowledged that currently there is a “lack of technology” for supporting the database. Read a New York newspaper account of the politics.
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