On Monday, the State Senate approved a bill that would make a number of changes to the SAFE Act, the law that New York enacted in January 2013 in the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

The bill repeals the requirement that all ammunition purchases be subject to a real-time background check, a requirement that has not yet been implemented.  It would also allow for the registered semiautomatic long guns to be gifted family members, and would provide that gun registration information could no longer be made public.

The was approved largely along party lines, but is not expected to be taken up in the Assembly.