New York requires registration of handguns. Long guns do not need to be registered. It is illegal to own an unregistered handgun. It costs $3 to register a firearm. The firearms are registered with the permit to purchase, the sale information, and weapons serial number are recorded. Antique weapons do not need to be registered.
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What is Firearm Registration?
Most states do not require owners to register their firearms with the police. A few states only require that certain types of firearms maybe registered, such as assault weapons. Registering your firearm involves fingerprinting, recording the gun's serial number, your name, and address.