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
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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

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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.

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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Kendall Metelow

My family owns a cabin in upstate ny for hunting and fishing. Is it legal for my to bring my pistols from nj. I have the paperwork saying it belongs to me and I also have a firearm i.d card for nj. Also is there any problems with bringing long guns (hunting rifes) from nj to ny?

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Kendall Metelow

My family owns a cabin upstate NY for hunting and fishing etc. Is it legal to bring my pistols with me for plinking? They are legal in the state of nj and I have the paperwork and from when I bought them. We have to carry it around if I transport them to a gun range in nj. I also have a firearm i.d card for nj state to buy long guns . Also is there any restrictions for long guns for out of staters?

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Bigdaddy

I have a question my family and i love in Ohio now and will be buying a home in the next month to month and a half in waverly New York southern tier how do i go about getting my two handguns that i own legal in the state of New York? I also have my ccw in Ohio and would like to obtain the same in New York State?

ADAM CONTRERAS
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ADAM CONTRERAS

So im a combat medic in the Army and have a CT permit, FL permit and am in process of becoming a competitive shooter. How the hell do i get a permit in Suffolk county i live with a cop(my dad) and from all that i read it seems impossible. Also can i get a sportsman permit and join a 24hr range?(loop hole or nah)

Zach
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Zach

I am active duty military and will be moving on official orders to New York. I do have a pistol, with this being said do I need to apply for my license for my pistol prior to arriving or is there a grace period? Also would I qualify for the resident license since I am on Federal orders?

Rodney
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Rodney

How can I get my gun rights restored after a 20 year old non violent felony

Roy
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Roy

Get your record expunged and you can own a gun

Manny
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Manny

I have a 1997 felony conviction will I be able to get a gun permit.

Katie Barks
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Katie Barks

No, felons of any kind are permitted to own a gun due to federal law

Roy Inglis
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Roy Inglis

Depending on the state you live in get your record expunged and you can get a permit

Tim Sokol
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Tim Sokol

I have a NYS CCW license, I live on Long Island but do a lot of business in NYC. How hard is it or what are the requirements for getting the NYC endorsement?

Katie Barks
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Katie Barks

You have to fill out about a 50-page application for NYC gun permit then it’s about a year-long wait for the approval after fingerprinting and being interviewed by a police officer in your home or at the station

Robert Evans
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Robert Evans

Just a question about leaving my pistol in a locked car, can I leave it in the glove box or am I required to put it in a car safe?

george sheldon
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george sheldon

No leaving your hand gun in a locked car is not legal neither is the glove box it must be in an aproved gun safe

Alice
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Alice

If someone dies, has multiple types of guns, can a family member keep them if they have a pistol license?

Pro2a citizen
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Pro2a citizen

If they’re long guns you’re probably safe to keep them since your friend/relative gave them to you before passing on. Pistols on the other hand, if they weren’t registered previously, would have been considered illegal when your relative was alive due to the “SAFE” act. I’d assume that if there are pistols involved, they were never registered with the state because if they were, the state would know of them and confiscate them. If a NYS pistol owner dies, their pistols must be turned over to the state within 15 days I think. Your best bet is to keep them… Read more »

David Roosa
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David Roosa

There is a thing known as co-ownership. You put your hand guns on another persons license. If something should happen to you such as death, the co-owner can legally claim them. But it must go through the pistol permit clerk of the county were the guns are registered.

Jim
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Jim

That person must be a family member, son, daughter or spouse.

Mary
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Mary

I have a ny carry permit I want to bring a gun I bought in Florida to ny can I put it on my permit on line ?

Oliver
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Oliver

If it’s a hangun do it at your own risk bronew York is strict I had to sell my 9mm before coming up here I have a Florida permit too

Louis Eisenhauer
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Louis Eisenhauer

Mary, just got my NY permit. You must send your Florida pistol to NY via FFL holder. Federal firearms license holder. Send it from one FFL to another. I. E. One gun store to another. I’m doing this right now with a pistol my son bought me.

David Roosa
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David Roosa

Have a dealer in Florida ship the gun to a dealer in New York State. That dealer will give you a receipt, You take that to the pistol permit clerk in your county. You fill out the form as though you bought the gun here. You know how the rest works. It must be done this way, for it to be legal.

Nick
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Nick

Is someone order the age of 18 allowed to transport long guns in New York.

Ben
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Ben

Does registering for a emotional support dog effect the process or right to get a pistol permit or ownership of any firearm in NY now? I want to get my dog registered as an emotion support animal but I dont want it to effect my right to get a pistol perm or own a firearm in general, it’s not for any super crazy mental health disorder or disease just curious. I’m a Marine who lives a lone and has been through some shit and I’m just curious on how that would affect the process or my rights. Thanks in advance.

Pro2a citizen
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Pro2a citizen

I don’t think that would affect your ability to qualify for a pistol permit in NY state. HIPPA laws protect your medical health records. The Sheriffs dept. you are applying through may ask about your state of mental health, but you are not obligated to disclose any personal health information. Don’t even bring it up that you even own a dog… that’s none of the states business either and shouldn’t even be considered when it comes to your right to own a firearm.

Katie Barks
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Katie Barks

As long as you are not listed in any way through the government as having a mental issue or incapacity, the emotional support dog should not affect you county but don’t mention it that may be best

Deb
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Deb

is is a shame when law abiding citizens go through everything asked of them to by our rights as citizens of the United States of America arm themselves and have people who are so negative and against us. Just remember people all the criminals out there have ton of guns and ammunition and come after you and your family including your children and nobody know who has the weapons or anything about their state of mind. The key to gun control is not taking away our constitutional rights it education. Teaching children as well as other family members safety and… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

If I go to a restaurant and I have my EDC (EVERYDAY CARRY) on me, can I not drink alcohol?

Justin B Aylsworth
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Justin B Aylsworth

Yeah man, that’s standard law in most states, alcohol and firearms don’t go together.

John
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John

It is not barred by statute, however, if you are involved in al altercation, your use of alcohol will become an issue as an element of reckless behavior.

Bee
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Bee

I have a NYS full carry. Can I use NYC airports to travel to and from Legal carry areas? Every time I call the port authority police and airlines they say i can but NYC laws are so screwed up, has flying outside the city

Jermey
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Jermey

No your license is not valid for new york city its a felony if you are in the airport with a gun even if it’s locked in a case and no ammo and if you look on your license it says that it’s not permitted in New York City you have to have a new york city license like Trump has in order to have a gun there

Maurice Fulgham
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Maurice Fulgham

If I have a Connecticut license to carry can I get in trouble if the police stop me in nyc?

Tim Manriquez
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Tim Manriquez

WOW!!! What a shame!! Our forefathers were able to break from the tyrannies of freedom . . . aka, the British, and establish this exceptional country of ours because our colonists had the firearms and the courage to fight back against the crippling oppression of the monarchy. This is the very reason they made sure they added the 2nd amendment, (THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS), to the Bill of Rights of our great Constitution, which “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED UPON”. I can almost see the spirits of our country’s founding fathers standing side by side, looking toward New York, one… Read more »

Theresa Sprandel
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Theresa Sprandel

What are the laws related to target shooting on your private property with someone without a pistol permit?

Salzone
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Salzone

NYS reguires everyone to posses a pistol permit if they are to shoot a handgun regardless if it is private property or a range. In any cercomestance the police should come
Onto the property then there will be an issue of who’s pistol it is and do they have a permit and so forth.

george sheldon
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george sheldon

no one is allowed to shoot a hand gun on private property without a concelled carry permit

Joe
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Joe

If you own a pistol permit Is it illegal to keep a loaded piston unlocked in your home in NYS?

Students mom
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Students mom

It is illegal now. Thank you Mr. Cuomo!

Redhawk
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Redhawk

I think that’s if there is only a minor or felon that lives in said house as well

george sheldon
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george sheldon

no

Jesse Meeks Jr.
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Jesse Meeks Jr.

I will be traveling upstate this summer. I am a Virginia resident. I will be visiting family and staying at our families cabin. Am I able to transport and take my handgun with me for the week I will be in Lake Placid?

Joel
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Joel

No.

Ossama Bin Trump
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Ossama Bin Trump

Itll be as useful to take along as your scuba diving equipment. Maybe you should also bring along some sticks just in case the woods run out. No but seriously ont bring any firewood please. The insects that could come across could devastate the local ecosystem and are a more regulated than your gun.

Joe
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Joe

Stay in virginia , sell the cabin , and get out of commie ny for gods sake . It sucks

Louis Eisenhauer
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Louis Eisenhauer

Joe, you know what sucks about your statement? It’s true. I lament how beautiful NY is and is run so poorly. It is the most beautiful state. We have the ocean, two great lakes, the finger lakes, Adirondacks, Allegheny mountains, the Catskill, Niagara Falls, world class skiing, MAJOR HISTORY. Hell, even the moose are coming back. Awesome fishing. NY HAS IT ALL. And more lazy corrupt politicians per capita than anywhere. Sigh, thanks for the vent.

Pete Moss
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Pete Moss

You said it all. And do you know what hurts? It happens to be “TRUE”!