Senator Seward on Changes in Safe Act- A Lot of Nothing?
NY Senator James Seward seemed pleased over a new 'Memorandum of Understanding' that would rollback certain parts of the NY Safe Act; however, some believe the agreement does nothing.
Seward says this agreement with Governor Andrew Cuomo's office would prevent background checks for people who buy ammunition and might actually allow for the purchase of ammunition on the web. However, a spokesperson for the Governor told the Syracuse Post Standard that the rules for purchasing ammunition online will still not be allowed. When asked if ammunition could be purchased online, Seward told WIBX's Bill Keeler that he was waiting for the lawyers to work that out.
Listen to Keeler's interview with Seward:
Opponents believe background checks for ammunition purchases would be too costly, unenforceable and the technology to accomplish it doesn't yet exist.