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Some ammunition rules go into effect Jan. 15

ALBANY — State police say New York ammunition sellers will have to register Jan. 15, though requirements for record-keeping and background checks won’t kick in until the agency establishes a computer system for them.

Asked when that’s expected, spokeswoman Darcy Wells said the work is being done “as expeditiously as possible.”

The law enacted this year banned large-capacity magazines, required federal background checks for private gun sales and banned selling some popular semi-automatic rifles while requiring current owners to register them by next April 15.

Wells said the law also requires all ammunition sales as of Jan. 15to take place face-to-face facilitated by a licensed dealer.

Once the database is established, she said dealers will have to record transactions and report them. The law requires dates, names, ages, occupations and residences of buyers and sellers.



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