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Update on Albany County’s Attack on Ammunition Sales

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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On Monday, March 23, Local Law “A” was tabled in the Law Committee of the Albany County Legislature and sent to the County Attorney, Craig A. Denning, for an opinion. 

Local Law “A” would further regulate the purchase of ammunition in Albany County.  This proposal would require that a valid firearms license be shown when purchasing ammunition.  The law would also mandate that retailers keep a record of ammunition sales, including the type, caliber, and quantity of the ammunition, the make, model and serial number of the firearm it is for, as well as the purchaser’s name and address. 

As if that is not enough, Local Law “A” would also create a secondary method of gun registration for both long guns and handguns. 

Congress has tried ammunition registration in the past, only to discover that it was not only ineffective for law enforcement, but also completely unmanageable due to the sheer volume of transactions.  Ammunition registration creates huge record keeping requirements and provides no useful benefits for law enforcement; which is why it was repealed at the federal level by the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986. 

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