New York Gun Laws

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Updated April 6, 2019:

Updated April 6, 2019:

 

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Mark Woodward

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.

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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.

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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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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.

New York Non-Resident License is valid in:
AK, AL, AR, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, MO, MS, MT, NC, NY, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI

NY Penal Code 400 4. - Applications.
(a) Applications shall be made and renewed, in the case of a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver, to the licensing officer in the city or county, as the case may be, where the applicant resides, is principally employed or has his principal place of business as merchant or storekeeper; and, in the case of a license as gunsmith or dealer in firearms, to the licensing officer where such place of business is located.

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.
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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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New York state building
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 overwhelming 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

?

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.

A well regulated militia beng necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms cannot be infringed.
NY Civil Rights Law § 4

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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

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Disclaimer

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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One thing I noticed that I’m not sure if it was omitted out of lack of information but it’s such an example for the lack of information some people do have regarding firearms. On the question of do you need a permit to purchase a rifle shotgun or pistol yes you only need a permit to purchase a pistol but you still are required to submit to an FBI background check to purchase any long gun be it a shotgun or a rifle. if that surprises you look into the difference between automatic and semi-automatic there is probably a few… Read more »

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Alex

Hi, I live in NYC, and I’m looking to go backpacking in Virginia and a few other states south. I’ll be flying back into JFK. Can I bring in an AR-7 (unloaded, in a hard, locked case, & declared of course) with me?

Dustin Knuth
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Dustin Knuth

Can you have a unloaded rifle in your car? The mgazine out of the rifle but the rifle in a case with no gun lock

Sterling
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Sterling

I aquired two black powder revolvers a few years ago. Legal to possess in NYS so long as you don’t have ammunition components.
I’ve since gotten my CC permit. It’s like to add these two pistols to my permit so I can fire them at a range. (Nothing will make you appreciate the convenience of your semi-auto like a black powder!)

How do I get these on my license? I have to take them to an FFL, I’m guessing, but I have no paperwork on their origin.

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I would call an ask the local sheriff this question. You are legal right now as you said cause you don’t have the other components needed to arm an use,A FFL would take them to hold then you would pay roughly $80 for a written request for them to be added to your permit like a normal new purchase just with a fee. You have the option of dropping them off at your local sheriffs station for them to hold onto while they are added to your permit as well.

Tony
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Tony

If I move to NYS and don’t wanna get a pistol permit. Would I still be able to keep my pistol as long as it stays inside my house or on my property. It would strictly be used for home defense. Nothing else. I understand I won’t be able to take it to the range or travel with it at all. I’m just wondering about keeping it at my house.

Tony
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Tony

You need a permit to have a handgun. On your permit is a list of your handguns and their serial numbers. I can’t borrow a buddy’s without dual registration on my permit.

Todd S Jones
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Todd S Jones

I have lived most of my life in New York. I have a New York ccw.
The answer to your question is NO. You must have a New York pistol permit to have a pistol anywhere in New York. Even in your home.

gary-deb
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gary-deb

can you transport your pistol via car to florida to shoot at range in florida ?

Jim M
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Jim M

As a NJ resident & land owner/ Catskills area, how do I file for a carry & use permit on my NY state property??

Paul
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Paul

Don’t bring your handgun into NY State

Sal
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Sal

Can hand guns be carried in nys Parks ? I read the info above said no but I herd they might have changed it recently 2019

Damian
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Damian

Maybe somebody knows is it difficult and what is the procedure to get a handgun permit in New York State Thank you

Jim C
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Jim C

It’s not difficult in some areas. Each county differs. But basically finger prints, background check, recommendation from neighbors, police interview, permit class, and time. Average wait in my county / town is a year.

Raymond Trippy
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Raymond Trippy

Your statement is incorrect as Hand guns can be registered to more than one person in NY. All mine are on my wife’s, Sons and Daughters Permit

Soprano
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Soprano

Are you unable to possess firearms?

James
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James

The only good pistol holders were made back in the 1850s to 1930s.

Having your gun so far up on you hip you have to lean over to grab it leaves you open for the morgue.

Get a Quick draw holster and you will intimidate and draw faster.

You can avtaully run better with the quick draw holstar. The pistol doesn’t get in the way.

The belts officers wear now are a Hazard to the officers operational duties.

15 years of Studying.

Vinny
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Vinny

Walking Dead had the right idea.

karl pettigrew
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karl pettigrew

Don’t know where you studied but the drop holster never existed until about 1945 in HOLLYWOOD. No cowboy ever wore a drop holster. Hell, John Wayne even refused to wear one as it was uncomfortable and not historically valid. Watch his movies. If you ever rode a horse you would know that a drop holster worn all day would beat you half to death. I guess you never had a Sam Brown belt on or had some Ahole try to take your firearm. I hope nobody reads and believes your totally false uninformed garbage. I just read again. Run better… Read more »

Robin Brown
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Robin Brown

Do you need to have your middle name fully spelled out on drivers lic to purchase a gun in ny

Dan w
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Dan w

i live in updates ny and my wife and I both have permits she needs medication for anxiety can they take her permit for that

TJ
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TJ

Can a handgun be registered to multiple persons….. YES, spouses can share a handgun , providing both have permits ….

Joe
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Joe

Kids who probably think it’s ok to murder a baby ( it’s a woman right yet there’s a heartbeat ). Kids who were brainwashed by liers. These same kids thinks it’s ok for socialism . If socialism is so great move to another country and let those people trying to get here come. Oh yeah, these same kids thinks it’s ok for illegal immigrant to get help while there’s veterans who need help gets jerked around

Joe
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Joe

Wtf does any of that have to do with gun reciprocity? I bet you’re the type to share articles on Facebook without even reading them.

Daniel Driscoll
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Daniel Driscoll

I would like to vacation in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and possibly upstate New York with my travel trailer. I have a CCP but I have no intentions of carrying a weapon in New York state. I do wish to travel through the state and possibly stay at a state park, RV park, etc. What are the restrictions of a non resident transporting a weapon through the state or possibly camping out in a park?

Brandon M Corso
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Brandon M Corso

I live in upstate new york. Does my handgun need to be concealed on my person in my vehicle while driving or can i use a vehicle holster?

Danny
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Danny

Hi, Just recently received my NYC pistol permit” premise” . I own property in upstate ny, now from what I hear I can get my hunting authorization card if I bring in a current hunting tag and transport only during hunting season….” which is the most absurd thing cause I need to go down to 1PP every “hunting season” to get a current authorization card for every year. Now… I hear are they passing law to allow transport from NYC to ny state during off hunting season . And this is why we are all leaving this dump” NYC”. Thx

yitz
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yitz

i believe that the best thing to do is get an upstate permit and register your nyc handgun to your ny state permit. then you can legally bring your handgun between your 2 premises without the hunting authorization. better yet, get an upstate ccw then you can carry to the edge of all of the 5 boros.

Real
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Real

How long did it take for your application t be approved

Andrew
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Andrew

Just got my NY CCW. Just want to clarify about vehicle travel as this site says “See Details”. Can I carry it concealed and loaded while driving? I have a gun safe in the car as well. Thank you

Dixie Dave
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Dixie Dave

I say “yes”, except, of course, in New York City. Just keep it concealed and behave yourself. No need to voluntarily state that you are carrying if pulled over by police for a traffic infraction, which should be a rare occurrence because you are a law-abiding “good guy with a gun”. Conduct yourself accordingly and you will be an asset to the citizens of New York state Andrew.

A J
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A J

very well said

Nabi Syed
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Nabi Syed

Yes, carry concealed is ok to & from permitted destination

Devin
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Devin

Which city are you from

Sterling22
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Sterling22

I reside in upstate NY, but most of my family lives in Virginia.
I’d like to bring my pistol with me on the drive down. Of course NY is pretty much landlocked as far as reciprocity, while VA won’t have a problem with my licence.
Will a “Utah Carry” make this much easier? Is this a difficult permit to obtain?

If it’s too much info to ask, can someone at least point me in the direction where I can find reliable and updated info regarding heading both Utah and NY carry permits?

Thanks!

Ernie
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Ernie

Yes, you may transport your handgun from NY to VA under the provision of the amendment to Gun Control Act of 1968, unknown as the McClure-Voler Act of 1986, even if going through a state that hat would otherwise view the transport as illegal. The firearm must be unloaded, cases and stowed in a trunk or storage compartment not readily accessible, and ammo must be stored separately. However, with your Utah permit, you may carry your firearm concealed in and out of your vehicle, provided you abide by the laws of the individual states through which you pass, and as… Read more »

Ernie
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Ernie

I forgot the other part of your question. The Utah permit, like FL or Penn permits, is not “difficult” to obtain, but you need to find a place in your general area that offers the class. (Make sure it’s a class sanctioned by the state of Utah.) I recently located a class for a friend through Google, or ask around at a local range or club. So many folks are looking to safely and legally transport their handguns from NY to vacation destinations that you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a class. It takes about the same amount of… Read more »