Silver: Gun magazine bullet limit to be suspended

(Image 1)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A key element of New York's gun control law appears as if it will have to depend a great deal on the honor system.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says New York will suspend the April 15 effective date to ban the sale of magazines holding more than 7 bullets. That's because 7-bullet magazines aren't made.

Silver also says manufacturers have made it clear they will never make 7-bullet magazines that would conform to the law.

The law will still require New Yorkers to put no more than seven rounds in a 10-bullet magazine, or face up to a misdemeanor if they are caught. There's an exception for use at shooting ranges and in competitions.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have agreed to other technical fixes in the law.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

blog comments powered by Disqus