September 13, 2023

New York Ammunition Background Check Goes into Effect After Supreme Court Rejection

A New York state law requiring a background check for ammunition purchases goes into effect this week after Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor turned down a bid to stop the effort.

The Concealed Carry Improvement Act, signed by Gov. Katch Hochul (D-NY) last year, set the plan in place for the new background checks.

"The requirement for ammunition sales goes into effect on Wednesday and forces purchasers to pay background check fees, $2.50 for the sale of ammunition and $9 for guns, which helps fund the new program overseen by the New York State Police Department," the Washington Examiner reported.

"Some measures of the law began as recently as Sept. 1, including a requirement for dealers to maintain a physical or electronic record of gun purchases and sales documents. Some of the rules predate the 2022 high court ruling," it added.

"The NYSP will be the point of contact for background checks for all firearm purchases and will handle background checks for ammunition purchases beginning Sept. 13, 2023, under NY Exec. Law 228 passed in 2022," the Epoch Times added.

"This means that in New York, only Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealers will be able to sell ammunition, and a background check will be required with each purchase," it continued.

Second Amendment advocates view the move as a violation of constitutional rights, putting an undue burden on gun owners.

The law is one of a growing number of new restrictions in New York in an effort to reduce gun violence in the state.

Instead, many legal gun owners will now face additional costs and problems in obtaining firearms and ammunition, upsetting residents over Hochul's move.

The legal battles are likely to continue despite Sotomayor's ruling, leading to a new round of conflict over Second Amendment rights.

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