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AR-15 sales continue in New York despite SAFE Act ban

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After yet another school shooting took place in Connecticut on 2012, New York lawmakers passed the SAFE Act effectively banning assault weapons in the state. However, according to an article published by Fox News on Feb. 14, some New York gun shops are still selling the most controversial assault weapon commonly sold today; the AR-15.

Fox News reports that gun shop owners in New York are selling AR-15 rifles with slight cosmetic changes that make the weapons legal even with the SAFE Act in place.

There are 10 features listed on Governor.ny.gov that make a weapon illegal to own according to the SAFE Act including detachable magazines, folding, thumbhole, or telescoping stocks, pistol and fore (also called a second grip) grips, bayonet attachments, flash suppressors, muzzle breaks, or a compensator, and last, but not least a threaded barrel.

Reports indicate that the so-called “New York-compliant AR-15” currently being sold in New York has a modified stock and no bells or whistles like flash suppressors making them legal to sell, buy, and own.

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