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    If you already own a gun in another state, and then move to NY, why would you inform the NY authorities that you have said gun? If you keep it at home, why do they have to know about it? Why does anyone have to know about it?

    In all our trips thru NY, no one ever stopped us at the border to ask if we were carrying guns. And we have out-of-state plates on our vehicles.

    I also have a question about gun ranges in NY. Suppose you get all the NY-required certifications for buying and touching guns, and maybe buy one or more thru that process. Suppose that you also own a gun that you bought and brought with you from your previous residence in another state. If you want to practice shooting that rogue gun at your NY range, do they check the documentation of each gun you bring into the range?

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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Reba View Post
    If you already own a gun in another state, and then move to NY, why would you inform the NY authorities that you have said gun? If you keep it at home, why do they have to know about it? Why does anyone have to know about it?
    The purpose of the gun is for self-defense, no? So if the owner must use the gun for self-defense, the first thing the New York cops will do is check for the license. No license = going to jail. Then he gets to explain to his fellow inmates that he is in the slammer for shooting a criminal with an unlicensed gun. That will probably go over well.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    If a person moves to NY with a gun from another state and does apply to register it in NY, how long does that process take? Where is the gun kept during the process? Is it possible that the application will be refused? If yes, then what happens to the gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reba View Post
    If a person moves to NY with a gun from another state and does apply to register it in NY, how long does that process take? Where is the gun kept during the process? Is it possible that the application will be refused? If yes, then what happens to the gun?
    It really depends on which County you are moving into. NY City, as well as Buffalo and Rochester (the larger population centers) are controlled by Liberal Democrats. As a result, it's more difficult to get a pistol permit. In Erie County(Buffalo) and Monroe County(Rochester), it can take a year to a year and a half to get a permit. Even then, they will add restrictions such as "hunting" or "target" to the permit, so Concealed Carry is not immediately possible. Then, after a number of years, you can apply for an "unrestricted" permit. The judges who sign off on permits are also flaming liberals. Interestingly, in the counties adjacent to Erie County, Cattaraugus, Niagara and Wyoming Counties, it is my understanding that they typically issue "unrestricted" pistol permits...no limitations... and in far less time than it takes in Erie or Monroe. Check the threads in the forums "By State" as there may be a thread specific to the county you are moving to.

    As for your guns, long guns do not have to be registered, but handguns MUST be registered to someone and listed on their permit for them to be legally possessed. If you have a relative or friend who you trust, you'll need to transfer the guns to them until you receive your permit. Otherwise, you'll need to find an established FFL dealer who can store them until your permit is issued.

    Good luck on your move.

  6. I'm wondering how many small businesses, (gun shops) have been forced to Close their doors since the passing of the Safe Act?


    Hasn't New York continued to add more and more restrictions to this law? Such as a requirement to register ammo when sold and machete sales are now outlawed?


    Wasn't this governor the one who said when he was running for office, " I believe law abiding citizens should be able to purchase guns. "

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    Skip all the bullshyte and just come over one state, or three, and carry without a permit.
    Vermont only requires a 4473 form and a phone call to the NICS system.
    Maine is now another non permit carry state as well.
    Why on earth would anyone bother with New York and its massive unconstitutional laws when there are soooo many other, BETTER places to live?!

  8. If somebody moved to NY state without knowing it was illegal to bring your handguns, legally bought while living out of NY;how could they get the guns on their already obtained NY permit?

  9. Ignorance of the law isnít a defense, especially when it comes to firearms. I live in Monroe county and it took almost a full year to obtain my ccw. Iíd think youíd have to have an FFL hang on to the firearms and then transfer to your NY permit. But getting them to FFL is another issue that I donít know the answer to


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    Old post, but hey, might benefit someone out there. If you're moving to NYS, it REALLY depends on which county you'll be moving to as to how likely you can get a pistol permit, and to what degree of carry they'll let you have. If you're moving here and you don't ALREADY have a NYS permit (even if you don't own any pistols) it's in your interest to get one anyway, as you still need one in many places to purchase pistol-caliber ammo in the state (even if it's not FOR a pistol). Even a premises or sporting permit is better than nothing (and is, of course, required for POSSESSION of pistols). In general, you need a pistol permit in NYS first, then you can register them with your county pistol clerk, once they're on your permit, you can then carry them to whatever level of carry you're allowed on that permit.

    The safest thing to do would be to transfer any currently-owned firearms from an FFL near you to an FFL near where you'll be living in NYS (some gun clubs or really nice shop owners will do this for free or a nominal fee), but generally you only have to do that if you're a NYS resident and purchasing weapons out-of-state. If you're in a non-NYC county and you only have long guns with the appropriate mag sizes and nothing that qualifies as an assault weapon under the SAFE Act, you should be able to bring them in w/o issue if you already own them (you don't have to register these outside of NYC). If you're moving to NYC, you need both long gun permits of the appropriate type AND they need to be registered (same for pistols, which is a separate license). If you own 4 or more guns of any kind in NYC, you also have to show them proof that you have adequate storage (e.g. a safe).

    In any case, definitely ask the pistol clerk in whatever county's sheriff's office you're moving to; some counties are more restrictive than others, and they can provide info on exactly what they need you to do based on where you're moving to.

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