Frequently Asked Questions

Regarding Recent Changes to NYS Firearm Laws

Issued: August 27, 2022

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) were issued on August 27, 2022 and provide information on New York State’s newly enacted firearms laws. These FAQs are not intended to be exhaustive, nor do they constitute legal advice.    

Please review the FAQs to learn more about how to obtain a firearm license, including new requirements for an in-person interview, firearm safety training, and additional resources for hunters, gun owners, and retailers. 



Semi-Automatic Rifle License

Restriction on Carrying Firearms in Certain Locations

Safe Handling and Storage Law Changes

Hunting and Hunting Education Activities

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