New York Gun Laws
Open Carry: Prohibited by law Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Varies by city/county State Parks: Prohibited Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No restriction Firearms at Colleges: Concealed guns on campus prohibited by law. Firearms at K-12 Schools: Prohibited Magazine Capacity Limitations: Magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds are illegal. Suppressor Ownership: Prohibited Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees: Handgun possession or carry requires a New York License Firearm Law Uniformity: There are significant differences between most of the state and New York City. Be very cautious when doing research related to state laws that may not apply to NYC. Permit Training Requirements: Varies by county Permit Issuing Authority: Of the fifty-nine (59) licensing jurisdictions, fifty-five (55) issue pistol licenses through the courts with a
judge serving as the licensing officer
May/Shall Issue: May Issue State Website: None Length of Permit Validity: 5 Years Permit Application Process: New York has so many laws and regulations that applying for a permit to carry can be a long drawn
out process in some counties or rapid in others . Your best course of action is to check with the
Licensing Officer in your City or County as they have a set procedure they go by.
Non-Resident Permits: Only non-residents who are employed or own a business in the state are eligible Places Off Limits: Firearms (other than carried by peace officers and federal officers) are NOT permitted in courthouses
under the rules of the NYS Office of Court Administration, which have the force and effect of law.
Certain cities and all counties may, under home rule options, ban firearms from their governmental
A person is guilty of criminal
possession of a weapon on school grounds when he or she knowingly has in his or her possession a
rifle, shotgun, or firearm in or upon a building or grounds, used for educational purposes, of
any school, college, or university, except the forestry lands, wherever located, owned and
maintained by the State University of New York college of environmental science and forestry, or
upon a school bus as defined in section one hundred forty-two of the vehicle and traffic law,
without the written authorization of such educational institution. Criminal possession of a weapon
on school grounds is a class E felony.
All Permits shall be effective throughout the state, except that the same shall not be valid within the city of
New York unless a special permit granting validity is issued by the police commissioner of that city.
Please research other specifics to state lands or specific localities
Resident Permit Reciprocity:
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