Posted July 20, 2015 11:51 am by Comments

By Justin Stakes

New York’s “SAFE Act”
NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -( Gun rights advocates may recall that New York’s “SAFE Act” was passed only 24 hours after it was introduced, with no debate or public scrutiny, and with Governor Cuomo signing the bill an hour after the State Assembly approved it in January 2013.

Among the law’s restrictions is a requirement that within 30 days of a statewide license and record database becoming operational, no retail seller of ammunition may transfer ammunition to any non-dealer without recording the details of the transaction with the database (“amount, caliber, manufacturer’s name and serial number, if any, of such ammunition”) and running a background check on the buyer.

All commercial sales and transfers of ammunition have to go through a licensed dealer and such transfers “must occur in person,” imposing a ban on internet sales that bypass these requirements.

Now more than two years later, the underlying database remains a work in progress with no expected rollout date.

An open letter posted on the State website by New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico advises, “The State database is currently under construction and not operational, …read more

Source:: AmmoLand

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