posted on November 29, 2012 16:57
The New York State Attorney General is working to keep guns out of the hands of those who can't pass background checks.
He's reached an agreement with two major gun show operators to implement new procedures at their gun shows across New York State.
Eric Schneiderman says the move comes after an undercover investigation revealed how the "off the books" sale of guns at shows presented a great risk to public safety. He says operators Niagara Frontier Collectors in Chautauqua County and NEACA out of Saratoga County, have agreed to establish procedures that go beyond the requirements of the state's Gun Show Law and close loopholes.
Schneiderman notes the move ensures all guns brought into the gun show by private sellers are tagged so that, upon exiting, the operator can determine if guns were sold and that a proper background check was performed.