The state Senate Republican majority has secured a legally binding memorandum of understanding with the governor's office amending provisions of the NY SAFE Act.

Senator James Seward says the memorandum suspends a portion of the SAFE Act that established a statewide database requiring buyers of ammunition to undergo a background check.

It also ends the moratorium on internet sales of ammunition.

“This is a clear victory for Second Amendment rights in New York,” said Senator Seward.  “While I will continue to work for full repeal of the poorly crafted, over-reaching NY-SAFE Act, this is a significant accomplishment – and constitutes the only modifications that have been made to this law since it was enacted two years ago over my objection.”