10-bullet magazine ban to be postponed

Mar 26, 2013

State Senate Republicans are confirming that a key provision of New York's recently approved gun control law, the New York SAFE Act, will be postponed.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature tried to fix a loophole in the new gun law's ban on 10-bullet magazines clips. While the new law would limit the maximum number of bullets to seven, the 10-bullet clips are still permitted at shooting ranges and in competitions.

But the leaders and the governor could not agree on how to change the provision. Senate GOP leader Dean Skelos says that part of the law will now be put off.

"The bill will have an indefinite postponement of the issue concerning the clips," Skelos said.

The ban was to have taken effect April 15.