New legislation introduced in New York would prohibit any person from purchasing or receiving more than 500 rounds of ammo in 30 day period.

Senate Bill 7828, sponsored by Senator Jose R. Peralta (D-Queens),…

Senate Bill 7828, sponsored by Senator Jose R. Peralta (D-Queens), would prohibit any person from purchasing or receiving more than 500 rounds of ammunition in a 30 day period. It would also prohibit any retail dealer of ammunition from selling a person more than 500 rounds. Under the bill, ammunition dealers would be required to record and keep personal information from purchasers including their name, address, date of birth, telephone number, and the details of the ammunition purchased.

The bill does include limited exemptions for shooting ranges, law enforcement agencies, members of the armed forces, and licensed firearms dealers. However, these exemptions provide no protection for most sportsmen or recreational shooters. They would still be limited to no more than 500 rounds in a 30 day period.

Sportsmen regularly go through countless rounds of ammunition in preparation for upcoming hunting seasons or to practice their skills at a local range. For example, waterfowl, dove, and upland bird hunters will often shoot thousands of practice rounds leading up to their hunting seasons to hone their wingshooting skills.

Source: The U.S. Sportmen’s Daily

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  • Matt

    This is why I no longer visit New York, although the city is a fun place, I simply won’t spend my dollars there and put up with their ridiculous laws. Bloomberg and the other gun grabbers are clueless and willfully ignorant. If somebody wanted to stock up for a while they could have plenty of ammo to do dwhatever they want. Meanwhile, sporting people like myself won’t be able to buy our ammo for perfectly legal use.

  • John

    I can’t figure out what such a restriction would accomplish except to stop the legitimate sporting people from practicing for competition or hunting. I shoot IPSC/IDPA and Extreme Long Range weekly and routinely go through 500 rounds in a week. I wonder if the legislation even contemplates we reloaders? Can I still buy one box of 1000 primers and bulk bullets (not loaded ammo)? What about an 8lb keg of powder?

    Any ill intending criminal really just needs one revolver cylinder of 6 rounds to make the news. More silly legislation against the law abiding.

  • Jeff

    So now not only will New York have few gun owners, they’ll be less well trained.

  • Another thought I had was, why don’t we all become FFL dealers so we can have the exemption? Who says that you need a store to sell guns or ammo? Why do we have to even go down this trail to only end up back where we started? People will still be getting hurt and killed by crooks who obtained their gun illegaly. All the good, god-fearing people will be sitting ducks and the criminals will control the streets. I read a qoute the other day,
    “Historical examination of the right to bear arms, from English antecedents to the drafting of the Second Amendment, bears proof that the right to bear arms has consistently been, and should still be, construed as an individual right.” — U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings, Re: U.S. vs Emerson (1999)
    Can we stop all the nonsense and get busy with finding a proper solution? Limiting gun rights is not the answer. Stop buying votes with nonsense legislation and do the brave thing. Create an atmosphere of empowerment. Have government sponsored classes to train for the use of weapons for self defense. Give tax credits to those citizens who take self-defense classes and purchase a weapon. Organize communities to the need to take their self-defense upon themselves. The police are not going to protect everyone. They can only arrive on the scene after the fact to collect the evidence for the prosecuting attorney so that he can try his case IF the crook gets caught in the first place. In the meanwhile, the families fo the victims go on with their lives without their loved ones and no answers.

  • Ok…so IF I were going to do a dastardly deed like what happened in Colo. then why not plan it out much longer for a future date which coincides with the 500 round limit. Lets say, I wait for 5 months instead of 1 or 2 months to plan this ordeal. Let’s say I buy ammo in my name and then in my dad’s name, then in my uncle’s name, etc. When does all this knee-jerk reaction legislation end??? Anyone with any sense at all can see the stupidity in this legislation. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out. Now, I AM NOT planning do anything like what happened in Colo. but can’t we all see that more government is not going to stop these individuals from doing bad things to innicent people.

  • Rick

    It is always the Democrats. If I owned a business, I would move it out of that Hell-hole State. Funny thing, most of the Gun Magazines are headquartered there, including this one, Harris Publications.

  • Gregory

    Come on, it looks good and feels good. Isn’t that what everything is all about these days? Vote for me, I just proposed more useless legislation to save you from yourself. You know what, the sheep will vote for them. I am so glad I left the people’s republic of New Jersey 21 years ago!

  • Mr. Blue

    Unfortunately, most NYers are for these laws, especially the city folk. Since most of the state’s population is in the city, these officials get elected. I was happy to leave the state and city of my birth in order to not be controlled by the liberals.

  • Phil

    This will neither prevent or improve anything.New Yorkers if you want a change, stop electing these freedom “ban”ers.