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.

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