Overview for New York

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

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

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

New York City

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails
Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to PurchaseNoYes
Open CarryNoNo
Concealed CarryYesYes
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsNoNo
Firearm RegistrationNoYes
Owner LicenseNoYes

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

New York City

Offical Concealed Carry page for New York.

New York honors the permits of

New York does not honor any other stat's permits.

New York's permits are honored by

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

New York FAQ

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