New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed to suspend a proposal requiring background checks for ammunition sales in his state in the face of Republican opposition and technical difficulties.
Background checks for ammo sales was part of the Safe Act, a gun control initiative passed in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in neighboring Connecticut.
The policy changes were included in a memorandum of understanding between the governor and Republicans in the state Senate.
The memo cited “lack of adequate technology,” referring to a database state officials had struggled to design to implement the checks.