New York Gun Laws

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Updated October 24, 2018:

Updated October 7, 2018:

 

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Mark Woodward

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New York gun laws are some of the toughest in the United States. There are separate laws for New York state and New York City where you are required to have a license for both long guns and handguns. The New York state gun laws are regarded as very restrictive and operate on a “May Issue” policy at the local county level. This means that the issuance of a pistol license is entirely up to the issuing officer. As a rough rule the higher the population of a county the more restrictive the gun laws become with New York City being the most restrictive.

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Mark Woodward

New York gun laws are some of the toughest in the United States. There are separate laws for New York state and New York City where you are required to have a license for both long guns and handguns. The New York state gun laws are regarded as very restrictive and operate on a “May Issue” policy at the local county level. This means that the issuance of a pistol license is entirely up to the issuing officer. As a rough rule the higher the population of a county the more restrictive the gun laws become with New York City being the most restrictive.
New York gun laws are some of the toughest in the United States. There are separate laws for New York state and New York City where you are required to have a license for both long guns and handguns. The New York state gun laws are regarded as very restrictive and operate on a “May Issue” policy at the local county level. This means that the issuance of a pistol license is entirely up to the issuing officer. As a rough rule the higher the population of a county the more restrictive the gun laws become with New York City being the most restrictive.
 

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On the other side rural counties tend to have a more permissive attitude towards gun laws. Applications  for a pistol permit are filed at the police or sheriff’s department and can take 4-6 months for approval, some counties are reporting a wait of 14 months. Only handguns listed on the license can be used and all firearms must be registered with the State Police.

 
 

Quick facts

Carry In Vehicle SEE DETAILS
Must Notify Officer NO
State Park Carry NO
Gun Signs Enforced SEE DETAILS
Open Carry NO
Restaurant Carry YES
Constitutional Carry NO
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New York reciprocity guide for CCW licenses

New York will not honor any other states concealed carry license. The one exception is a pistol license from New York City which are valid state wide.

 
 

New York will not honor any other states concealed carry license. The one exception is a pistol license from New York City which are valid state wide.

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Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin

New York will honor only one pistol license
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California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York City, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.

 
 

Overview of the New York pistol license

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  • Issue policy - May Issue
  • Issued to - Residents only
  • License Fee - $20 varies between counties
  • License Valid - 5 years to lifetime
There are seven types of pistol licenses available in New York. Here we list what they are and what requirements are needed to qualify. Be aware that that the application process for a pistol license varies from easy to difficult depending on what county you reside in.

Pistol license Overview

Applications for a Pistol license are made in the persons County or City of residence to the sheriff or police department or in some cases a separate licensing authority. Most licensing authorities are usually a county judge or sometimes a supreme court judge.

Applicants will be required to supply with their application four personal references from persons that are not related to them.

There are several types of pistol license available but generally the most common types issued are the concealed carry and possess on premises licenses. Both licenses can be endorsed with restrictions such as only to be carried during hunting or travelling to or from target practice.

Non-Resident Licenses

Generally non-residents are not issued pistol permits. However, in 2013 the New York Appeals Court ruled in Osterweil v. Bartlett, 999 N.E.2d 516, that part time residents in New York are eligible for pistol permits under the state laws.

Handgun Training

The requirement to complete a handgun safety course for a new pistol license applications varies with various counties. Some require no training while other counties may ask you to complete a 4 or 8 hour course.


Types of pistol licenses available

As listed in Section 400.00 2. - New York Penal Code

  • (a) Premise Dwelling – Have and possess in his dwelling by a householder.
  • (b) Premise Business – Have and possess in his place of business by a merchant or storekeeper.
  • (c) Bank or Express Messenger – Have and carry concealed while so employed by a messenger employed by a banking institution or express company.
  • (d) Justice of The Supreme Court 1st or 2nd Judicial Dept. or Judge of NYC Civil or Criminal Court – Have and carry concealed by a justice of the supreme court in the first or second judicial departments, or by a judge of the New York City civil court or the New York City criminal court.
  • (e) Employee Of Corrections – Have and carry concealed while so employed by a regular employee of an institution of the state, or of any county, city, town or village, under control of a commissioner of correction of the city or any warden, superintendent or head keeper of any state prison, penitentiary, workhouse, county jail or other institution for the detention of persons convicted or accused of crime or held as witnesses in criminal cases, provided that application is made therefore by such commissioner, warden, superintendent or head keeper.
  • (f) Proper Cause – Have and carry concealed, without regard to employment or place of possession, by any person when proper cause exists for the issuance thereof.
  • (g) Antique Pistols – Have, possess, collect and carry antique pistols which are defined in section 400.00 subd. 2(i)(ii)(1)(2).

Licensing officers

Contacting the licensing officer in the county you intend to apply for a license in and asking what the procedure is should be the first thing you do as the procedure will be different in every county.

There are 55 licensing jurisdictions out  of a total of 59 that issue a pistol license through the court system, a judge serves as the licensing officer. It is left to the local Police to conduct any background checks.

In the other jurisdictions, Nassua, Suffolk Counties and New York City,  the role of licensing officer is assigned to the Police Commissioner or Sheriff.

 
 

Requirements to qualify for a New York pistol license

  • Must be 21 years of age or older, provided, however, that where such applicant has been honorably discharged from the United States army, navy, marine corps, air force or coast guard, or the national guard of the state of New York, no such age restriction shall apply.
  • Some counties may require you to complete a firearms safety course.
  • Reside or maintain a principal place of business within the county application is filed in.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Is not subject to a protective court order.
  • Show proper cause exists for the issuance of a carry license, including, for example, target shooting, hunting, or self-defense.
  • Have no prior conviction for a felony or other serious offense under NYS Penal Law.
  • No good cause exists for the denial of the license.
  • Not be residing in the United States illegally or unlawfully.
  • Not have been admitted to the United States under a non-immigrant visa.
  • Have not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
  • Have not had a guardian appointed for him or her pursuant to any provision of state law, based on a determination that as a result of marked subnormal intelligence, mental illness, incapacity, condition or disease, he or she lacks the mental capacity to contract or manage his or her own affairs.
  • Be free from any mental disorders, defects or diseases that would impair his or her ability to safely possess or use a firearm.
  • Have not been involuntarily committed to a facility under the jurisdiction of the department of mental hygiene.
  • Have not had a license revoked or who is not under a suspension or ineligibility order.
  • Federal Law Requirements
 
 

How to apply for a New York pistol license

Follow these steps to obtain a pistol license;

There are so many laws and regulations in New York regarding guns and licenses that obtaining a permit can be a long process. There are 59 licensing jurisdictions and each one has a slightly different procedure. We have used Erie County as an example but the process will vary with each county.

  1. You may need to do a handgun safety course in some counties.
  2. Download the State application in the forms section on this page. You will need the State form and a County form, we only have the State form available.
  3. You will need four character references and two 2" x 2" photos.
  4. You must submit the applications in person.
  5. The Fingerprinting process is explained and done after you submit your application.
  6. You will undergo various background checks by New York State, FBI and an interview by local police.
  7. Your Application is then submitted to one of the Licensing Judges for consideration.
  8. You will be notified by mail of your approval or denial.
  9. If approved, you can purchase and/or co-register a handgun.

Non-Residents
More counties are now issuing CCW licenses to non-residents. In fact in 2013 the  US Court of Appeals ruled that a non-resident was entitled to a license, though the person in question lived part time in New York.

400.00.3 New York Penal Code - Non-resident permits

Why is it so difficult to get a pistol license in New York City?
 
 

How to renew your New York pistol license

Renewal procedures vary for each of the 59 licensing jurisdictions.

Licenses valid for - 5 years
Nassua, Suffolk and Westchester counties

Licenses valid for - 2 years
New York City

Licenses valid for - Lifetime
Most other counties

Recertification
All handgun licenses in New York state now need to be re-certified every five years with the New York State Police.

  • You will need to provide the following information every 5 years;
    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Race
    • Address
    • Social Security number
    • Firearms possessed
  • If you do not supply this information then after 5 years your license will be invalid and you will need to apply for a new license.
  • Recertification applies to all counties and types of handgun licenses including lifetime licenses.
  • All the counties located upstate with the exception of Westchester have a lifetime license.
 
 

Schedule of fee's for a New York pistol license

Fees vary for each county but are similar to the fees listed here.

Application TypeOriginalRenewal
Individual$20$10 varies by county
Duplicate$18
Name, Address change$3
County transfer$8

Acccepted forms of payment
Certified check, cashiers check or money order.

Note
An additional fee of $10 may be charged for processing your fingerprints.

 
 

Essential forms for a New York pistol license

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All the forms you need for a New York pistol license can be found here. The processing times vary greatly depending on what county the form is filed in.

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Some counties are reporting a wait of up to 12 months for a pistol licence.
 
 

Guide to transporting firearms through New York

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Transporting firearms through New York can be a risky business. People have been arrested at airports in New York just for declaring they had a firearm.

We advice you to take extreme caution when transporting any handgun through New York state.


Airports

If you do not have a valid New York Pistol License and try to transport a firearm through a New York airport the chances are good that you will be arrested, even if the firearm is encased correctly and declared.

You cannot rely on the Federal Firearm Owners Protection Act to protect you at airports, it is only valid when traveling in a vehicle. This was confirmed in 2013 when the US court of Appeals, Third Circuit, ruled in case No. 12-3621 that the federal Firearm Owners Protection Act, section 926A of Title 18 does not protect persons travelling through an airport. So if you do not have a New York pistol license then our advice is not to attempt taking any weapon through a New York airport. If you have watched the video on this page then you will see what the consequences are for persons without a New York license.

Jailed for following the rules.

Traveling by vehicle

Federal Law
Even transporting a firearm by vehicle through New York state can be risky if you do not have a New York firearms license. We rely on the federal Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA) to protect us on interstate travel. But there have been cases where the New York Police have arrested persons who had fully complied with the law, the police simply ignored the federal law.  The New York State Police and the New York police Department do not recognize the FOPA and will arrest travelers passing through the state even if they have complied with the law. They will leave it up to the courts to sort out. This means you could end up in a jail cell for a few days waiting for the courts to release you.

So how can we avoid that? You could try taking a copy of the FOPA, (Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 44 926A) with you to show any officers if you were stopped. But in my opinion they would be to busy to read it or not even understand the law if they did read it, after all they are not lawyers. And if they have been instructed to ignore the FOPA then no amount of debate with them will help you.


New York city

If you travel through New York City then you are required to follow the state law. You must have a New York state pistol license with the firearm and ammo in separate locked boxes and placed in the trunk. You are not permitted to stop in the city.

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The New York State Police and New York Police Department do not recognize the federal Firearm Owners Protection Act. If you travel through this state with a handgun and no NY pistol license then you have no legal protection.

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You will be arrested at New York airports if you try to transport a firearm through the airport without a New York Pistol License

Note

Under New York law a firearm is regarded as loaded if ammunition is in close proximity to the firearm. The firearm does not have to have ammunition in it to be classified as loaded.

Caution

Travel with extreme caution through this state and if possible avoid it if you are transporting a firearm and do not have a New York Pistol License.
 
 

Off-limit places in New York for carrying a firearm

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  • Places listed as off limits apply even if you have a New York pistol license.
  • New York City is off limits for NY state license holders unless they are given a special endorsement by the city.

Off-limits

  • Courthouses
  • Government buildings – in certain cities and counties
  • New York airports
  • Building or grounds, used for educational purposes, of any school, college, or university
  • Within the city of New York unless a special permit granting validity is issued by the police commissioner of that city
  • At any facility operated or licensed by the Office of Mental Health
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Allowed

  • Forestry lands, owned and maintained by the State University of New York College of environmental science and forestry
  • All areas of the state - except those listed as Off-Limits.
A state issued New York Pistol license is not valid in the 5 counties that make up New York City. No handguns can be taken into the city unless New York City has validated your licence.
 
 

New rules for re-certification of licenses

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Overview

Recertification of New York Pistol Licenses is now required with the introduction of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act also known as the NY SAFE Act. The law was enacted in January 2013 in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The recertification provision was just one of many that as the Governor claimed gave New York the toughest gun laws in the country.

DEADLINE

January 31, 2018 for Pistol License's issued before January 15, 2013

Requirements

You will need to check the date when your Pistol License was issued. If it was more than 5 years ago then your permit will become invalid on January 31, 2018. Please take note of the following;

  • All holders of a New York Pistol License are now required to re-certify their license every 5 years.
  • This applies to all types of handgun licenses including those issued for a lifetime with no expiry date.
  • Failure to re-certify your pistol license will result in it becoming invalid if it has been more than 5 years since it was issued.
  • You should receive notification in the mail that you need to re-certify.
  • If you receive no letter for recertification that cannot be used as an excuse for not re-certifying your license.
  • It is the responsibility of the license holder to know when their license expires

How recertification works

You can re-certify you pistol license online or by mailing in a form. The online process also allows you to check the status of your re-certification.

Online
Visit the state recertification website and follow the online guide. You will need a state drivers license or ID card and the last four digits in your social security number.

Mail
Download the form in our forms section. Fill out the details and mail to;

New York State Police,
Pistol Permit Bureau,
Building 22, 1220 Washington Avenue,
Albany, New York 12226-2252

Status Check
Go here to obtain a status report on your New York license recertification.


Counties with different procedures

The following counties cannot use the state recertification system;

  • New York City
  • Nassua County
  • Suffolk County
  • Winchester County.

You will need to re-certify through the county your license was issued in.

  • All pistol licenses, including lifetime licenses must now be renewed every five years.
  • Failure to renew your license will render it invalid and leave you liable to prosecution if you continue to carry a handgun.
 
 

New York gun laws & statutes you need to know

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If you are serious about carrying a handgun in New York then you need to know the laws listed below. There are so many laws and regulations in New York regarding firearms that it may seem over whelming to know them all. If you only make yourself familiar with the laws in this section you will be of to a good start.

Summary table

SubjectHandgunsLong GunsNotes
Carry permit requiredYesNoPolicy is May Issue. Generally it is harder to obtain a permit closer to big NY cities.
Purchase permit requiredYesNoOutside New York city, Suffolk and Nassau counties permits to purchase a handgun are issued by County or State Supreme Court Judges.
Registration of firearmYesNoIt is illegal to possess an unregistered handgun.
Open carry allowedNoYesCarry permit holders must carry their handgun concealed.
Background checks on private gun sales requiredYesYesMust be through a licensed dealer.
Magazine size restrictionYesYesLimited to 10 rounds.

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New York gun laws you need to know

Vehicle carry

(With no pistol license)

NO

It is illegal to possess a loaded firearm in any motor vehicle without a valid New York License to Carry. However, federal law does permit a person to transport a firearm through New York state. We suggest you read the Transporting Firearms section on this page for more details and would not recommend you to rely on the Federal law in this state.

If you have a New York pistol license then you can carry a loaded concealed handgun in a vehicle.

Open carry

(With no pistol license)

NO

There are no laws in New York statutes that mention open carry. Technically you could say it is legal by default. You may get away with it in some rural counties but if you try to open carry in town you will get a whole lot of problems. You could also raise the argument that a license is issued to conceal carry, hence the weapon must be concealed.

To carry any firearm in New York you need a New York license.

GunsToCarry recommends you do not open carry in New York state.

Must inform officer

(On contact by law)

NO

There is no legal requirement to inform law enforcement you are carrying a handgun. However, the law does state you must carry your pistol license at all times when you have a handgun on your person and you must display the license to an officer if he requests to see your license.

N.Y. Pen. Law § 400.00

State park carry

NO
It is illegal to carry in the following areas;

  • State Parks: NO - Section 190 Dept. Lands
  • State/National Forests: NO - Section 190 Dept. lands
  • State Wildlife Management Areas: NO - Section 190 Dept. lands
  • Road Side Rest Areas:  NO - 17 CRR-NY IV C 156.12

No gun signs enforced

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We have not been able to find any statutes on gun signs in New York.. Gunstocarry recommends that you follow any gun signs whether they are backed up by the law or not.

Restaurant carry

YES

"Yes" or "No" states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with "NO GUN" signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a "Yes" then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.

Constitutional carry

NO

New York does not have constitutional carry.


Off-limit statutes


Other CCW statutes


Miscellaneous laws

 
 

New York licensing offices

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Quickly locate the office where you can apply for a pistol license. There are 23 offices in New York where you can apply for a pistol license. Click on the button below for a full list.

Erie County Clerks Office

Contact


Address 92 Franklin St.

CityBuffalo, NY 14202

Phone (716) 858-6600

Hours


Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

Office locations
 
 

Frequently asked questions on New York gun laws

 
 

Important

The information contained on this page is not legal advice but is merely a starting point for your own research. It is up to you to decide what the best course of action is for your circumstances. We are not lawyers, if you'd like individualized legal advice, we'd be happy to refer you to some law practices with known firearm specializations. It is crucial that you understand the law before you carry a firearm. Also, remember that just because a statute may clearly say one thing or another, that doesn't mean all members of law enforcement know it. That also goes for lawyers and even judges too.
 

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Ali

What will happen to my NYS gun permit and pistol if I were to move to a different state?

Amber Lown
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Amber Lown

How do you find out if someone is allowed to carry a pistol? Person claims to have a full carry but with past history I don’t believe they would be able to poses and obtain the proper permitting. Where can I find this information out?

Meghan
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Meghan

Once i obtain my pistol permit, is there a certain time frame i have to put a gun on it? If i dont, does my permit expire?

Scott
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Scott

Can I legally travel into N.Y with a pistol in my vehicle as long as it isn’t loaded and locked in a safe inside a toolbox ? I have a CCW in N.C but I know N.Y doesn’t recognize that .

Danny De Vito
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Danny De Vito

I live in Suffolk County NY, are you allowed to open carry in your home? Even with front door open?
Thank you for your help!

Kajet
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Kajet

Good evening everyone, I’m going to NYC for the holidays and have a CCW issued in Rochester NY ,(Upstate NY). Will NYC honor my permit? If not, is there some form that I could fill out or number that I can call to get a temp week pass or something?? Lol

Dave
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Dave

No. You would not be allowed to carry in NYC

Taryn
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Taryn

I was wondering, if I have a firearm permit. And often keep my gun in my car and often travel for work with in new york but sometime the highway I take goes into Connecticut for about a mile or so. If I were to get pulled over while technically in Connecticut. Can I get in trouble? Thank you in advance.

dave
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dave

Yes you could. I would advise you to be discreet while on that stretch or take and alternate route

Jason
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Jason

Hey all, question about storage at home. I understand that the weapon needs to be locked in a safe or at least stored away with a locking device. What are the exact laws or preferred methods and does ammunition need to be stored in a separate safe?

Dave
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Dave

Your gun should be secured so that unauthorized people cannot obtain it. A locking device such as a trigger lock is not sufficient. A secure lockbox that is attached to the floor or wall, or a safe, would be sufficient. Ammunition MUST be stored separately from your firearms.

Jeff Mehl
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Jeff Mehl

Another important point is that the NY SAFE Act, besides limiting the maximum size of the magazine for to 10 rounds, it’s illegal to carry more than 7 rounds in a handgun magazine (except in the home or at a range). 10 rounds are permitted in rifles.

Dave
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Dave

Actually, the NY State ‘s Second Circuit court ruled that 10rds is in fact legal.

Jeff Mehl
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Jeff Mehl

I noticed an error: Handguns CAN be registered to more than one person in New York State. The most common situation is when a husband and wife each have a permit – the guns can be registered to both. This prevents problems if one of them passes away.

Sarah
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Sarah

Jeff, You are correct we actually hade our district attorney of Steuben County do a Q&A at our S.C.O.PE. (Shooter’s Committee on Political Education) meeting one evening and not only can you co-register with a family member but you can co-register with whom ever you would like as long as they have a CCW . This also helps in case for some reasons your guns were going to get confiscated for a period of time, they instead of going into lock up at the Sheriff’s office they would go to your co-registrar, obviously before someone comments, not if you committed… Read more »

Daniel Trivero
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Daniel Trivero

Putnam County allow dual ownership of handguns

Mark
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Mark

I am a resident of Virginia and legally own a handgun here. Can I take it with me for a visit to the family farm in Cattaraugus County? And if I can take it… the handgun carries 17+1; do I need to get smaller capacity magazine ?

Dan
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Dan

No, you cannot legally carry in New York State with a Virginia License.
Yes, you would need a magazine that cannot hold more than 10 rounds but that’s mute point without a NYS permit.

Jim losito
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Jim losito

Check Resprocity laws, West Verginia NO, Verginia as far as I see “on this site” Does allow your Verginia CCH permit Honored in NY State. Not NY city.
Odd cause, Verginia does not honor/recognize a NY CCH permit in verginia’s state. (Must be a verginia resident) ????? that’s BS :((
Also…. 10 Rd clips only!

Dave
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Dave

NY Does not allow a non resident to CCW in NY state. Including Virginia. If you were coming here for a competition, you could transport the unloaded handgun and associated 10rd magazines to that competition, but you would not be able to load it and possess it in the guise of concealed carry

Rick
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Rick

Can a gun be registered to more than one person?
No, firearms can only be registered to one person.

not true, atleast in my County … My wife and I have all the same guns listed on our permits

Jim losito
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Jim losito

Immediate family yes, friends and any others no.
Niagara county did permit this.

Dave
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Dave

This is a county by county issue. In Monroe, a gun can be co-registered to many people. In other counties, only 2. In some, they do not allow people to co-register handguns.

Eric F
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Eric F

Regarding the question regarding a gun being registered to more than one person. All my pistols are registered to myself, my wife and my son, done so through the County pistol permit office. Is that question answered in error or is the County doing something wrong?

Miles
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Miles

If I’m visiting family in Kentucky can I bring my carry pistol and one of my long guns to shoot on the family farm? I have a CCW here in upstate NY and see that KY recognizes my permit. We are driving straight through to KY so no overnights in other states.

Dave
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Dave

Yes you can and also in KY you can open carry it without any permit but they do honor NYS ccw permit

Alex
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Alex

what If I own a bolt action Ruger and I follow the protocol for storage at an airport and I ‘m flying in from another state to NY with my rifle??

mike blyskal
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mike blyskal

Am going to Montana, a reciprocal state. Is it legal to carry a concealed pistol in the National Park? (assuming I transport it there legally)

Debbi
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Debbi

Can you bring legal guns from another state when you move to new york

BMan
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BMan

Long guns you can bring with you. If your talking pistols it depends on the county you are or going to live in. each county is different. some are 6 months. but most have an out of state to NY stipulation. Look up the county Sherriff’s office website and see what they have online or call them directly. They will help you

Kevin Smith
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Kevin Smith

I live in Florida and my parents on property in Cattaraugus County… With my Florida license I can carry in every state to drive to NY but NY… What can I do to be legal in NY

wdsracer
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wdsracer

I am interested in purchasing an 80% lower to make my own glock pistol in my workshop at home. Do I need a pistol permit to do the machine work and possess this firearm once it it complete and functional? I live in western new york not NYC.

Tanya
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Tanya

This information is not correct. New York does NOT allow open carry. A You must conceal or you are breaking the law. You are allowed to have a firearm in the car but with stipulations: Rifles/shotguns do not require a permit. Only handguns do.

Dave
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Dave

Actually, there is no specific statute that specifies ‘concealed carry’. However, in PL Section 400-2(f) it reads: “To have and carry concealed without regards to place of possession…” So, by the issuing statute, the NY permit has 7 types, one of them being Concealed.

John SFO
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John SFO

How much longer will it take for someone to sue NYC for charging $430.00 for a licence to possess a handgun in one’s home? The Second Amendment right to keep & bear arms is just that–a right. Rights are not licensed let alone subject to payment of fees, privileges are. Any court obtuse enough to hold that NYC’s licensing fees are constitutional ought to concede that rights protected by the First Amendment are subject to licensing and fees. (Better yet, its judge ought to be disbarred.) Therefore, the NY Times, Post, and Daily News should have to obtain licences to… Read more »

John butkus
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John butkus

What does the letter C mean in front gun permit number

Ed WIONCEK
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Ed WIONCEK

Good evening,quick question I’m have been disabled for 4 years now with more surgerys in my future,can I apply for right to carry for protection for my family and myself,I have had my pistol permit for over 20 years,clean record,not even a speeding ticket, before my injurys protecting myself believe me was no promblem, putting that aside,my family comes first,I hope and pray It never happens,if it should I want to defend to the BEST of my ability, you don’t get second chances in these situations,Thank you for any response

Ibrahim Eddie. Ashmed
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Ibrahim Eddie. Ashmed

NYC guns law on carry permits when it starts ?

Ibrahim Eddie. Ashmed
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Ibrahim Eddie. Ashmed

The carry and concealed laws in NYC will be effective when. When can you apply and how long is the process just asking thanks so much.