New York State vs. Federal Gun Laws

LAWS

New York

U.S.

Requires background checks by licensed dealers.


Requires background checks for all firearm sales (NY SAFE Act).

Requires background checks for all ammunition sales (NY SAFE Act).

Requires background checks for all gun sales, including gun shows, Internet and other private sales.

Requires a license for all  handgun sales.

Allows law enforcement discretion in issuing concealed carry permits.

Requires owners to report lost or stolen guns to law enforcement.

Prohibits the sale of assault weapons (NY SAFE Act).

Prohibits the sale of large capacity magazines (NY SAFE Act).

Requires gun dealers to report lost or stolen firearms.

Allows inspection of gun dealers.

Prohibits guns near schools and college campuses (NY SAFE Act).

Requires the safe storage of guns when a gun is not in the immediate possession or control of the owner.

Legislation pending

Requires all semi-automatic handguns to be equipped with microstamping features that code shell casings.

Legislation pending

Summary of New York State Gun Laws

2016 Summary of New York State Gun Laws by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

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