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Lawmakers debate repeal of NY’s concealed carry law

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A recent move to change New York’s gun laws has ignited debate among state legislators.

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The Concealed Carry Improvement Act, which took effect in early September, introduced mandatory background checks for individuals purchasing ammunition.

Now, some lawmakers are pushing for a rollback of this provision.

Sen. Tom O’Mara (R-Big Flats), a supporter of the proposed bill to repeal the ammunition background checks, expressed concerns over the current law’s impact, calling it “overly burdensome to lawful gun owners.”

O’Mara noted the undue system backlogs faced by buyers. Contrarily, Democratic lawmakers, including argue that the new legislation creates potential risks by eliminating crucial background checks.