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State Senate passes Safe Act rollback

Jun 09, 2015 6:36 am
Casey Seiler is reporting in the Times Union the state Senate Mon., Jun. 8, approved a bill that would amend elements of the 2013 SAFE Act gun control law. Among its provisions, the measure would scrap the requirement making all ammunition purchases subject to a real-time background check. That provision of the original law has not been implemented because the state police have not developed an online system to carry it out. The Senate bill would also make it legal for the firearms classified as assault weapons to be handed down to an immediate family member in the event of the owner's death. Under current law, those weapons cannot be transferred to another owner. The Senate bill would also make pistol permit applications exempt from disclosure under state Freedom of Information Law. It is unlikely the bill will get any traction in the Assembly, Seiler writes. Read the full story in the Times Union.