Under state and federal law, some people are not allowed to possess a weapon, such as convicted felons, individuals who have been involuntarily committed, or individuals currently under an order of protection.
The SAFE Act prevents criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from buying guns, cracks down on illegal guns and bans assault weapons.
Unlawful possession of a firearm may lead to serious legal consequences.
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What is a firearm?
What is an assault weapon?
Can I carry a firearm in my car in New York?
Can I shoot a pistol in New York without a permit?
Can a convicted felon own a gun in New York State?