New York Gun Laws

(Updated: July 24, 2024)

Overview Of New York Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:May Issue
Inform Law Enforcement:No
Honors Other States Permits:No
Issues Non Resident Permits:Yes (likely would have to own property in NY)
Prohibited Locations:
  • As of Sept 2022 sensitive locations
  • Courthouses
  • Schools/ colleges/ universities
  • Facilities of the New York Department of Mental Hygiene
  • Public campgrounds (except during hunting)
*No Guns* Signs Force Of Law:?
Store In Vehicle:
Allowed In State Parks:No (CampGround Rules)
Allowed In National Parks:No
Allowed In Game Management Units:
Allowed In Wildlife Management Areas:No
Allowed At Road Rest Areas:No
Allowed In Restaurants Where Alcohol Served:Yes
States Honoring New York PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arizona, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin
Open Carry Allowed:No
Licensing Age:


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New York Pistol Permit News

New law on background checks for ammunition buys takes effect in NY: A recent New York law regarding background checks for ammunition purchases became effective on September 13, 2023, after overcoming a last-minute legal objection. This law transitions New York from a jurisdiction where the FBI handles National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) screenings for firearm-related transactions to one where the New York State Police are responsible for conducting these checks. The key provisions of the law include: 1. Mandating that the State Police perform background checks for all firearm and ammunition transactions within the state.2. Granting the State Police the authority to impose fees for each background check on purchases and transfers, with fees set at $9 for firearms and $2.50 for ammunition.3. Requiring the State Police to establish and maintain a comprehensive statewide firearms license and records database, which will be used for ammunition sales and the certification and recertification of permits, as well as the registration of assault weapons. Although the creation of such a database and background check requirements were initially outlined in the 2013 SAFE Act, their implementation was delayed due to legal and operational concerns.It is worth noting that the federal government already imposes taxes on nationwide gun and ammunition sales, with the funds distributed to states for wildlife conservation and hunter safety programs. In line with this, California has recently followed New York example by passing legislation this month that imposes an 11% tax, matching the federal rate, on guns and ammunition. These funds will be allocated for enhancing school security and preventing gun violence. Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to make a decision regarding this law by October 14, 2023. Although there was a legal challenge against the New York law, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an order last week rejecting this challenge.