Attempts to undo a concealed carry law in New York
ALBANY, NY (WENY)-- THE CONCEALED CARRY IMPROVEMENT ACT, THAT WENT INTO EFFECT IN EARLY SEPTEMBER, MADE CHANGES TO THE CONCEALED CARRY PERMITTING PROCESS IN NEW YORK, SOME OF WHICH INCLUDE BACKgROUND CHECKS FOR INDiVIDUALS TRYING TO PURCHASE AMMUNITION.
SOME NEW YORK STATE LAWMAKERS ARE TRYING TO UNDO THIS PART OF THE LAW--- RECENTLY INTRODUCING A bill TO REPEAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR AMMUNITION SALES.
SOME REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ON THE RULES COMMITTEE WHERE THE BILL CURRENTLY SITS, SAid THEY SUPPORT THIS REPEAL EFFORT.
“I think it’s overly burdensome to lawful gun owners to have to go through this process each and every time they purchase ammunition and pay a fee,” said Sen. Tom O’Mara (R-Big Flats).
O'Mara said THE CURRENT LAW IS CREATING SYSTEM BACKLOGS FOR PEOPLE TRYING TO PURCHASE AMMUNITION.
WHILE SOME DEMOCRATIC LAWMAkERS also ON THE RULES COMMITTEE SAY THIS NEW LEGISLATION IS PROBLEMATIC TAKING AWAY WHAT THEY SAid IS AN IMPORTANT BACKGROUND CHECK.
“This can just leave an open hole for someone who is buying ammunition for the wrong reasons. And what we have now is allowing us to keep a better eye on what people are using their guns for,” said Sen. Nathalia Fernandez (D-34th Senate District).
SEN. FERNANDEZ SAID SHE DOESN’T SEE THE LEGISLATION MOVING VERY FAR WHEN LAWMAKERS RETURN TO ALBANY FOR THE NEXT LEGISLATIVE SESSION STARTING BACK UP IN JANUARY.