Oops! NY's new gun law restricts police officers

The new law does not take effect until March, giving lawmakers some time to fix their oversight.

Due to slight oversight in New York’s new gun law, both police and private citizens will be banned from carrying high-capacity magazines.

According to TV station WABC, the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, which bans magazines that carry more than seven rounds, does not provide an exemption for law enforcement officers, who typically carry handguns with a 15-round capacity.

The New York Patrolman's Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch said in a press release Thursday that they are "actively working to enact changes to this law that will provide the appropriate exemptions from the law for active and retired law enforcement officers."

"As with many pieces of new legislation, there is a period shortly after enactment where omissions and unforeseen impacts become apparent that prompt a revision to the law," he said.

The law takes effect in March. The bill can be read here.

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