Cuomo Denies New Rule Changes His Gun Law

ALBANY (AP) -

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday that a moratorium on internet sales of ammunition won’t be lifted under a deal with state Senate Republicans that modifies the gun control law he pushed through in 2013.

A Cuomo spokesman said that Republican Sen. James Seward, a critic of the so-called “SAFE Act,” was “mistaken” when he said Friday the ban was part of the agreement that suspends development of a database for checking the backgrounds of ammunition buyers.

The agreement says the database is being shelved for now because the state police determined the necessary technology doesn’t exist.