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New York Suspends Plan For Ammunition Sales Background Checks

A key piece of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's SAFE Act legislation was suspended Friday by one of Cuomo's aides, citing 'a lack of adequate technology.'
A key piece of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's SAFE Act legislation was suspended Friday by one of Cuomo's aides, citing 'a lack of adequate technology.' Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – A plan to require background checks for all ammunition sales in New York state was suspended Friday by an aide for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the New York Times reported.

The deal was reached with the help of the state Senate's Republican majority. Senate Democrats strongly condemned the move.

The Times reported that Cuomo's director of state operations, Jim Malatras, and Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan signed a memorandum of understanding suspending that part of the SAFE Act, which went into effect shortly after the Newtown, Conn,. attack occurred in December 2012.

The memorandum stated that there was "a lack of adequate technology" for the planned database of gun owners, the Times noted.

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