Supreme Court rejects request to halt law on background checks for buying ammunition

The Supreme Court has rejected a request to halt implementation of New York’s law that required background checks for ammunition purchases.

Background checks, run by State Police, will be required to buy ammunition and antique firearms in New York State. There will be fees – $9 for each background check and $2.50 for each ammunition check.

Gov. Kathy Hochul praised the decision in a statement.

“The United States Supreme Court has sided with common sense denying the application for emergency relief that would have temporarily dismantled New York’s nation-leading gun safety laws,” she said. “Public safety is my top priority and I’m committed to working with law enforcement and leaders across New York to keep our communities safe.”