Next gun-law milestone: March 15

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The New York State Sheriffs Association website now features a list of key implementation dates for the state’s new, comprehensive gun-control law.

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While the tougher ban on assault weapons took effect immediately when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the legislation in January, the next milestone comes in about two weeks.

Beginning March 15, all private gun sales must be subject to a national background check from a licensed dealer.

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