New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration and state Senate Republicans have agreed to changes in gun control laws enacted after the 2012 Connecticut school massacre.
Republican Sen. James Seward, a critic of the so-called "SAFE Act,'' said Friday a moratorium on Internet sales of ammunition will be lifted and development of a statewide database requiring background checks for ammunition buyers is being suspended.
The head of the state police has said technology needed for the database doesn't exist, for now.
That's according to an agreement signed by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, a Republican, and top Cuomo aide Jim Malatras.
The Democratic governor has resisted calls to change what he considers a signature achievement.
Democratic State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie calls the agreement "an ill-advised end run'' around the legislation.