Ammunition magazines would be restricted to seven bullets, from the current 10, and current owners of higher-capacity magazines would have a year to sell them out of state. An owner caught at home with eight or more bullets in a magazine could face a misdemeanor charge.
The New York gun control provisions expected to be passed Monday cover several fronts.
The provisions discussed in private conferences were confirmed to The Associated Press by five officials, Republicans and Democrats, in the Assembly and the Senate. The proposals would:
—Further restrict assault weapons to define them by a single feature, such as a pistol grip. Current law requires two features.
—Make the unsafe storage of assault weapons a misdemeanor.
—Mandate a police registry of assault weapons.
—Establish a state registry for all private sales, with a background check done through a licensed dealer for a fee, excluding sales to immediate relatives.
—Require a therapist who believes a mental health patient made a credible threat to use a gun illegally to report the threat to a mental health director who would then have to report serious threats to the state Department of Criminal Justice Services. A patient's gun could be taken from him or her.
—Ban the Internet sale of assault weapons.
—Restrict ammunition magazines to seven bullets, from the current 10. Current owners of higher-capacity magazines would have a year to sell them out of state. An owner caught at home with eight or more bullets in a magazine could face a misdemeanor charge.
—Require that stolen guns be reported within 24 hours. Otherwise, the owner would face a possible misdemeanor.
—Increase sentences for gun crimes including for taking a gun on school property.
—Limit the state records law to protect handgun owners from being identified publicly. The provision would allow a handgun permit holder a means to maintain privacy under the Freedom of Information law.