The big day is here across New York State as the new policy that requires background checks on those who purchase ammunition begins. September 13th is here and when you go to buy ammo for hunting or target practice, gun dealers are required to do the check prior to the sale.

The Governor of New York State issued a statement on Tuesday, the day before the new laws went in to place and actoive.

“Earlier today, Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an order rejecting the latest attempt to halt New York's nation-leading gun safety laws taking effect tomorrow and to block a related law that has been in effect since December 2022. This new order from Justice Sotomayor will ensure that the legislation’s provisions related to stronger background checks for guns and ammunition, set to take effect on September 13, will continue to move full speed ahead, and the law requiring periodic onsite inspections of firearms dealers remains intact.”

Gun owners in New York State are trying to keep up with the newest regulations, requirements and laws. However, as confusing as it might be trying to know what the new laws are and who they affect, gun dealers are also trying to manage and understand the law changes.

Thousands In New York About To Get Background Checked

New York's new gun and ammo background check policies confuse gun dealers As of Sept. 13, there will now be a background check to buy ammunition. The state police are under the new rules. However, now the state will charge $2.50 for an ammo purchase background check.

That is correct. There will be a fee for the background check and it will apply when you buy your ammunition to hunt deer this upcoming season.

The law provides that background check requirements imposed on all retail sellers of ammunition are scheduled to take effect on September 13, 2023. reports that:

When the State takes over next month, gun owners will also have to pay a fee for these background checks. That's an extra $9 for firearms and $2.50 for ammunition.


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