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Recent Changes to New York State’s Firearm Laws: Resources and Information
New York State’s Gun Safety website provides the public, gun owners and gun dealers with comprehensive information about requirements under state laws that took effect Sept. 1, 2022. Questions about the new law may be directed to 1-855-LAW-GUNS.