• An owner's license is required for long guns and handguns
  • Permit to Purchase: Required for long guns and handguns
  • Overview for New York
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    Overview for New York

    While New York State has fairly restrictive; gun laws New York Cities are much stricter

    Since New York State doesn't have preemption over local restrictions many local governments have their own firearm restrictions. In the event of a firearm being stolen the owner has 24 hours to report the theft to the police. It is illegal to alter or remove the serial number of any firearm.

    There is a $3 registration fee for firearms. All firearms that the state of New York classifies as “assault weapons” have to be registered by January 15, 2014.

    New York City

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    Law Long-guns Handguns
    Permit to Purchase No Yes
    Open Carry No No
    Concealed Carry Yes Yes
    State Preemption of Local Restrictions No No
    Firearm Registration No Yes
    Owner License No Yes

    The Concealed Carry Permit

    (often encompasses the open carry permit)

    New York City

    Official Concealed Carry page for New York.

    New York Concealed Carry Reciprocity

    New York Magazine Capacity

    10 rounds
    10 rounds

    Rifles and shotguns in New York City cannot have feeding devices that can hold more than 5 rounds.

    New York Ghost Gun law

    The Ghost gun law in New York states the following:

    Known as the Scott J. Beigel Unfinished Receiver Act, this law made it illegal to possess or sell an unfinished frame or receiver.

    Does New York have a gun buy back program?

    Yes, New York has a gun buy back program.

    New York citizens can surrender a gun to the New York Police Department through their Cash for Guns program. They reward anyone who turns in a gun with $200. Further instructions can be obtained by calling the local police precinct.

    Does New York have an inheritance gun law?

    Yes, New York has an inheritance gun law.

    New York FAQ

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