Ammunition Background Checks and Purchase Fees Just Became Law of the Land in New York

In the middle of September, background checks for ammunition purchases and a $2.50 fee for ammo sales became the law in New York State.

Per a report by My Twin Tiers, the background checks went into effect on September 13, 2023. Furthermore, New York’s law was changed to place background checks under the authority of the New York State Police.

The $2.50 fee was tacked on for ammunition to cover police costs in carrying out a point-of-sale background check and a $9.00 fee was slapped on guns to cover the background check in this instance.

A report by The Olean Times Herald highlighted how ammunition checks and the background check fee system are key features of legislation that Hochul “signed into law in July 2022” as New York Democrats took retaliatory action to the Bruen decision that took place on June 23, 2022.

The Empire State is one of the most anti-gun states in the Union. It’s ranked in an atrocious 51st place for Guns & Ammo magazine’s best states for gun owners rankings.

AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News noted that “New York has an ‘assault weapons’ ban, a ‘high capacity’ magazine ban, universal background checks, a red flag law, permit requirements for gun purchases, permit requirements for concealed carry, firearm storage laws, ‘ghost gun’ regulations, a hate crime prohibited purchasers’ list, and now, background checks on ammunition sales, a $2.50 fee on ammo sales, and a $9.00 fee on gun sales.”

All told, New York is an anti-gunner’s wet dream. This is a state where gun rights go to die. 

At this point, any one living there who desires a pro-gun environment should consider moving to more pro-gun jurisdictions in red states. In those places, people can still enjoy some modicum of pro-gun freedoms.

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