Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, said today that legislative leaders have reached a conceptual agreement to drop the part of the gun-control law that limits gun owners to only purchasing seven-bullet magazines.
The law will move forward with allowing only seven bullets in a 10-round magazine, except for professional shooting events and at ranges, the sides said yesterday.
Silver said an April 15 date for the seven-round magazine to be enacted would likely be suspended. The change could be voted on as part of the budget, which is set for approval this weekend, he said.
“It does not suspend the requirement that you only carry seven bullets,” Silver told reporters.
Silver said manufacturers have indicated that they’ll never produce seven-round magazines.
“They have indicated they’ll never make them. So it’s form over substance as far as that goes,” he said.