CANANDAIGUA — Starting today in New York, consumers may no longer buy ammunition unless they're face to face with a licensed dealer.
The requirement for in-person bullet sales is part of the law pushed through a year ago by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, one month after the massacre of 20 children and six educators in Newtown, Conn.
The legislation, put into effect incrementally since Jan. 15, 2013, bans the sales of some popular semi-automatic rifles and large-capacity magazines, requires federal background checks on private gun sales, and imposes felony penalties for illegal gun possession. It has also drawn crowds of protesters to the Capitol and has prompted lawsuits saying it infringes on Second Amendment rights.