NY Lawmakers: Limit Ammo Purchases To 20 Rounds Every 90 Days

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Legislators are trying to make the already draconian New York SAFE Act even more absurd.

According to this story from thetruthaboutguns.com, lawmakers from Brooklyn announced two proposed amendments to the package of firearms laws would limit how much ammunition New York residents could buy at a time.  

The law would only allow gun owners to purchase twice a gun’s capacity every 90 days. Since the SAFE Act already limits magazine capacity to 10 rounds, a gun owner wouldn’t be able to buy more than one 20-round box of ammo every three months. Theoretically, a person who owns a six-shot revolver would be limited to purchasing 12 rounds every 90 days.

This story from brooklyneagle.com says the legislation would also “prevent gun dealers from selling ammunition for a firearms to anyone not authorized to have such a weapon.”

Anyone who knows anything about guns knows there are a lot of reasons this wouldn’t work. First, as thetruthaboutguns.com points out, every single firearm possessed by a state resident would have to be cataloged and registered with information including it’s capacity for a gun shop to theoretically know which gun a person is purchasing ammunition for, and therefore how much to sell them. This would also mean that a person who doesn’t own a firearm wouldn’t be able to purchase ammunition.

Proponents of the legislation, including state Senator Roxanne Persaud and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, say the purpose of the legislation is to prevent terrorists from stockpiling ammunition.

“Limiting the quantity and duration between purchases of ammunition is one step in preventing someone with criminal intent from easily accessing large quantities of ammunition,” Persaud said in the story.
Earlier this year, New York suspended the ammunition registration portion of the SAFE Act because the required database was found to be unworkable and unaffordable to create. A similar system would be required to enforce this new amendment, should it ever pass.

The story also says: “Under the proposal, Section 270.00 of the New York State Penal Law would be amended to prevent gun dealers from selling ammunition for a firearm to anyone unauthorized to have such a weapon, regardless of the weapon type. Under the current code, only pistols and revolvers are specifically regulated.”

That’s not all. The new legislation ups the penalty for a violation to a Class E felony that carries a minimum of one year in prison, and up to four.

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8 thoughts on “NY Lawmakers: Limit Ammo Purchases To 20 Rounds Every 90 Days

  1. terrorists would not b stopped by this stupid law, they will purchase out of state. as usual this only hinders law abiding gun owners. the criminals always get their weapons illegally.

    1. “terrorists would not b stopped by this stupid law, they will purchase out of state.”


      Considering that the so-called ‘government’ IS the terrorists… they ALREADY have no shortage of ammo.

      Which is why they’ll make excellent re-supply units for us.

  2. But that’s ok as long as members of Congress get to carry guns in DC because they consider themselves “high profile” targets. Who cares about us peasants, right?


    1. Maybe McCain will accidentally plug Pelosi, exit out of her asshat and tumble into Hillary,s mouth!

  3. Cuomo the Homo would have no problem signing this. These scum sucking ZioJew loving commies will get theirs. This is mindblowingly retarded not to mention the most offensive type of infringement on Freeman’s rights.

  4. So those idiots claim this would “stop terrorism.” If that were the case, it would also stop honest people from effectively practicing their shooting. Any dedicated shooter can easily go through hundreds of practice rounds per week if his budget allows for it. Becoming truly skilled with a gun takes many thousands of rounds of repetition.

    Fortunately, the proposed law is as unenforceable as it is absurd. New Yorkers can simply buy their ammo out of state. So this tyrannical measure is more of an inconvenience than anything else.

    1. They will just sell them on the street like illegal cigarettes. All these idiots are doing is making the mafia more money.

      Wait a minute, that’s the whole idea right?

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