Proposed laws prefiled in NY this year (2020):
4. 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. Provided, 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. Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the violation of this subdivision shall constitute a class E felony.
sooo… you may fill your magazine TWICE every 120 days.
AND… you have to have a hunting license to buy a long gun… and to get that you have to have a doctor’s note saying you passed a drug test AND a mental health evaluation!!!
AN ACT to amend the penal law and the environmental conservation law, in relation to establishing additional requirements to purchase a firearm, shotgun or rifle.
No license shall be issued or renewed except for an applicant… (e) who is not an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance as defined in section 21 U.S.C. 802 and has provided notarized proof of a passed drug test by a licensed physician; … (i) who has stated whether he or she has ever suffered any mental illness and has provided notarized proof of a passed mental health evaluation by a licensed physician;
400.20 Purchase of rifles and shotguns. 1. Prior to the purchase of any rifle or shotgun, a person shall apply for a hunting license pursuant to article eleven of the environmental conservation law.
Seriously, this needs to STOP.