Senator Adams Introduces Legislation Creating Crime Of Unlawful Sale Of Ammunition

Eric Adams

May 02, 2007

Saying it is important to limit the sale of ammunition to those who have legal firearms licenses, State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) today announced he has introduced legislation that would create the crime of the unlawful sale of ammunition.

"It is only logical to require any purchaser of ammunition to produce a valid firearms license for a weapon that uses that type of ammunition," Senator Adams said.

The Brooklyn lawmaker, a 22-year veteran of the New York Police Department, said store owners would be charged with a Class C felony under his proposal.

"The use of illegal firearms continues to be a serious threat to the safety of the general public and law enforcement officers. My proposal would greatly restrict selling ammunition to those who own illegal firearms, and it is my hope that it could save lives," Senator Adams said.

The bill, which is sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. (D-Bronx), is in the Codes Committees in both houses awaiting approval.

"My experience in law enforcement has shown me that there are solutions to the dangers that our children and families face on a daily basis. I hope that the Codes Committee will allow this bill to come to the floor for a vote as soon as possible," Senator Adams said.