NY Firearm laws for ARs (“Assault Weapons”)

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NYS Gun Laws pertaining to AR/ Semi-Automatic Rifles

NYS Penal Law §265.00, 22(a); 

“Assault weapon” means:

(a) a semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least 1 of the following characteristics:
   (i) a folding or telescoping stock;
   (ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;
   (iii) a thumbhole stock;
   (iv) a second handgrip or a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand;
   (v) a bayonet mount;
   (vi) a flash suppressor, muzzle break, muzzle compensator, or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor, muzzle break, or muzzle compensator;
(vii) a grenade launcher;

Translation: Do not build or possess an AR with items (i)-(vii).

Registration of Assault Weapons, pertaining to Rifles

§265.00, 22

(f) a semiautomatic rifle, a semiautomatic shotgun or a semiautomatic pistol or weapon defined in paragraph (a) , (b) or (c) of this subdivision, possessed prior to the date of enactment of the chapter of the laws of 2013 which added this paragraph.

NYS § 400.00 Licenses to carry, possess, repair and dispose of firearms.

16-a. Registration. (a) An owner of a weapon defined in paragraph (e) or (f) of subdivision 22 of section 265.00 of this chapter, possessed before the date of the effective date of the chapter of the laws of 2013 which added this paragraph, must make an application to register such weapon with the superintendent of state police, in the manner provided by the superintendent, or by amending a license issued pursuant to this section within one year of the effective date of this subdivision except any weapon defined under subparagraph (vi) of paragraph (g) of subdivision 22 of section 265.00 of this chapter transferred into the state may be registered at any time, provided such weapons are registered within thirty days of their transfer into the state. 

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GUNS!!!! (Legal Information)

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I am thinking of starting a website, free for the time being, that informs the public of New York about the firearm laws pertaining to New York (State and City).

It might involve other states later on but I am first wanting to inform New York state residents. If you are in another state, please research your State’s laws and send the information. Your research will help to update your State’s laws to the website easily and quickly.

I know that some people might not visit a website such as: https://www.nraila.org, due to political and/or social opinions; Therefore, the website will be focused on informing LGBT+, African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and other minority groups.

I have noticed there is either a fear or misinformation of firearms among the aforementioned groups. We the people need more informed Americans (and New Citizens, Congratulations!) willing to exercise their rights granted by the Bill of Rights.

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Great information for African-Americans (Conservatives or 2nd Amendment Advocates or the curious) is made by Colion Noir and The Doctor of Common Sense. Colion Noir YouTube channel is: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrColionNoir .

The Doctor of Common Sense Youtube video in particular is: 

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