Looking for referances on NY State gun law...

Looking for referances on NY State gun law...

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    Question Looking for referances on NY State gun law...

    Specifically on whether or not it is legal for a NON resident to vacation(camp) in NY and possess a long gun who is not traveling thru, hunting or attending any competition. I have reviewed the law and it seems vague. Mostly deals with handgun. Also is there any additional consideration if in possession while in a State Park? Thank you in advance...
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    Wow, thought someone would know. Mod you can feel free to delete this thread...
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    I've been waiting for someone to answer your question too. Did you see the NRA-ILA synopsis on New York?

    It has this relevant paragraph:
    POSSESSION—RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS

    There is no state license requirement for the possession of a rifle or shotgun, so long as the rifle has barrel(s) at least 16 inches in length and the shotgun has barrel(s) at least 18 inches in length.
    Based on this, it looks like you'd be covered to have your long gun provided it is long enough. But I'd like to hear from someone who knows more about it, especially any examples of legal cases.

    Cheers.
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    Here's the full NRA scoop:

    NON-RESIDENTS

    It is unlawful for any person to carry, possess or transport a handgun in or through the state unless he has a valid New York license.
    A provision of federal law provides a defense to state or local laws which would prohibit the passage of persons with firearms in interstate travel if the person is traveling from any place where he may lawfully possess and transport a firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and transport such firearm and the firearm is unloaded and in the trunk. In vehicles without a trunk, the unloaded firearm shall be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.

    A member or coach of an accredited college or university target pistol team may transport a handgun into or through New York to participate in a collegiate, Olympic or target pistol shooting competition provided that the handgun is unloaded and carried in a locked carrying case and the ammunition is carried in a separate locked container.

    Non-resident target shooters may enter or pass through New York State with handguns for the purposes of any NRA approved competition or IHMSA sanctioned match, within 48 hours of the competition, if the competitor has in his possession a copy of the match program, proof of entry and a pistol license from his state of residence. The handgun must be unloaded and transported in a locked opaque container. This provision does not apply in NY cities not wholly contained within a single county or to people with felony convictions.

    Possession of firearms by a person who is a nonresident of this state is lawful while attending or traveling to or from an organized convention or exhibition approved by the NRA, and in which the nonresident is a registered participant within forty-eight hours of such event, provided that the nonresident has not been previously convicted of a felony and further provided that the firearms are transported unloaded in a locked opaque container together with a copy of the convention or exhibition program, convention or exhibition schedule or convention or exhibition registration card. This provision does not apply in NY cities not wholly contained within a single county.

    A non-immigrant alien may possess a rifle or shotgun for use while hunting provided he has a valid hunting license issued by New York State and an approved gun import form from the BATFE.

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    Wow, thought someone would know. Mod you can feel free to delete this thread...
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