State Bill Would Limit Ammunition Purchases For Certain Firearms

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ALBANY – Assembly Bill A-01724 would, if it becomes law, limit the amount of ammunition a person could buy for certain firearms and limit the purchase to once every 120 days.

The bill, sponsored by Jo Anne Simon, 52nd Assembly District, would prohibit owners of so-called assault weapons from buying more than twice the firearm’s capacity.

The bill states “the sale of ammunition for assault weapons, as defined by subdivision twenty-two of section 265.00 of this title, shall be limited to two times the capacity of an authorized weapon over a one hundred twenty day period. ”



The bills has 14 co-sponsors and five others as supporting multi-sponsors.

In the entirety, the bills reads as follows “Sales of ammunition not prohibited. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prevent, or interfere in any way with, the sale of ammunition for revolvers or pistols of any kind, or for rifles, shot guns, or other arms, belonging or which may belong to any persons whether as sporting or hunting weapons or for the purpose of protection to them in their homes, or, as they may go abroad; and manufacturers are authorized to continue to manufacture, and wholesalers and dealers to continue to deal in and freely to sell ammunition to all such persons for such purposes., however the sale of ammunition for assault weapons, as defined by subdivision twenty-two of section 265.00 of this title, shall be limited to two times the capacity of an authorized weapon over a one hundred twenty day period. For purposes of this subdivision, “authorized weapon” shall mean a weapon registered in accordance with subdivision sixteen-a of section 400.00 of this chapter. Not with standing any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the violation of this subdivision shall constitute a class E felony. This act shall take effect immediately.”



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