ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office says a moratorium on Internet sales of ammunition won’t be lifted under a deal with state Senate Republicans that modifies gun control laws enacted after the 2012 Connecticut school massacre.
Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi says Saturday that Republican Sen. James Seward, a critic of the so-called “SAFE Act,” was “mistaken” when he said Friday the ban was part of the agreement that suspends development of a database for checking the backgrounds of ammunition buyers.
Spokesmen for the GOP majority and Seward didn’t initially respond to requests for comment.
The agreement signed by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and top Cuomo aide Jim Malatras says the database is being shelved for now because the state police determined the necessarytechnology doesn’t exist. It won’t be revived until the technology and state funding are available.
Assembly Democrats criticized the deal.