NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- New York State still does not have the information technology infrastructure in place to enable retailers to perform the mandatory background checks on ammunition purchases required by the state’s SAFE Act, signed into law by Gov. Cuomo early in 2013.
So, such checks cannot be implemented for this year’s hunting season, state officials confirmed.
Asked when will the system be ready, a spokesman said, “Pursuant to the SAFE Act, the system will be considered complete after the Superintendent of State Police certifies that it is operational and that all business processes are functioning as required.”
In other words, it will be ready when it’s ready.
About NSSF The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.