Gun Laws

New York State has laws for buying, selling, owning, or using firearms, including the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act. 

New York City has its own rules for purchasing and carrying firearms. To own a handgun, you need a valid City handgun license. You need a City permit to own a rifle or shotgun. 

 If you are traveling to New York City and you plan to bring a firearm, you should be familiar with New York laws. You should check state, local, and federal laws prior to traveling. There are limited exceptions to the rules, including for some military personnel or police officers on official duty.