Fresh off of reelection, New York’s top law-enforcement official is going after the gun industry in a new way. Attorney General Letitia James (D.) announced on Monday accused 39 ammunition sellers of violating New York’s SAFE Act by conducting online sales and shipping directly to residents’ homes.
She sent the dealers cease and desist orders promising to use the “full force of my office” in a first-of-its-kind threat to enforce the previously-unenforced section of the law.
“Online sales of ammunition are dangerous and could end up in the wrong hands,” James said in a press release. “We are taking action to protect communities and enforce our responsible gun laws.”