State Police Superintendent: No start date for ammunition background checks

Created: 02/06/2014 6:47 AM WHEC.com

The head of the State Police says enforcing a provision of the state's controversial gun law will have to wait.

New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico told the Buffalo News he has no idea when ammunition background checks will begin across New York.

The Safe Act was supposed to require dealers to check the background of anyone buying ammunition. January 15 is when the state could have ordered that program to begin.

D’Amico says he hasn't found a system that will work without it being a major inconvenience to the ammunition dealer or the buyer.

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