Confusion Surrounds Fledgling New York Gun Law – Next month, major components of the so-called NY SAFE Act, the state‚Äôs tough gun-control law approved in January, are supposed to take effect. But gun owners and businesses are still unclear about what parts of the law will be enforced on schedule.  Ammunition dealers had been told that they would have to conduct background checks of customers and record sales starting Jan. 15.  But state police have confirmed that the background-check deadline has been delayed indefinitely because of technical problems.