This article has been nominated to be checked for its neutrality. Discussion of this nomination can be found on the talk page. Gun laws in New York regulate the sale, possession, and use of firearms and ammunition in the Suffolk county pistol permit application pdf. New York Civil Rights Law art.

4 provides that ” well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms cannot be infringed. New York state law does not require a license to own or possess long guns, but does require a permit to legally possess or own a pistol. However, all firearms must comply with the NY SAFE Act, which bans guns considered “assault weapons” from ownership by private citizens, unless they were owned prior to the ban. The City of New York has its own set of laws, and requires permits to own any long gun or pistol.

Supreme Court case DC v. Cacace held that New York’s laws do not violate the right to keep and bear arms. In 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit asked the New York Court of Appeals whether part-time state residents are eligible for a pistol permit. 2d 516, the New York Court of Appeals answered that certified question in the affirmative.

New York is generally perceived to be a highly restrictive state for purchasing, possessing, or carrying firearms. New York State residents live and work. In contrast, most rural areas in New York State have relatively permissive firearms policies, particularly with respect to concealed carry. Most of New York State’s gun laws are covered in two sections of New York Penal Law: Article 265 – Firearms and Other Dangerous Weapons, and Article 400 – Licensing and Other Provisions Relating to Firearms.