SAFE Act Ammo Registration De-Funded. Or Not.

It’s amazing what you learn when you listen. There I was thinking this was just another ammo shortage story when the reporter lets it drop that the ammo registration provision of New York state’s SAFE Act has been de-funded. Really? Funding for the ammo registry was a line item in the Empire State’s $36m initial implementation budget. Google-Fu indicates that the approved budget dumped the money allocated for an ammo registry into a New York State Police technology fund. Which means . . . what? The law is on the books. So even if New York’s jack-booted thugs don’t implement the ammo registry in 2014, the reg remains in place, ready to go. Well, as ready as it can be given the size of the state’s bureaucracy and the inherent inefficiency thereof. How great is that?