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requirements to purchase a pistol in NY

cpmer

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If i wanted to purchase a pistol in new york state do i need a license or anything like that or can i just buy one.
 

GagHalfrunt

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You have to fill out the proper forms for a background check and the mandatory waiting period. You won't need a license just to buy a gun to have around the house. You will need one for concealed carry.

Actually, for NY you probably need a "license". It's pretty much just the same thing as registering a pistol in any other state.
 

Sinsear

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Good luck if you live on LI. The fees are outrageous and the waiting period is at least 6 months I think to get approved for a license.
 

KLin

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Originally posted by: cpmer
If i wanted to purchase a pistol in new york state do i need a license or anything like that or can i just buy one.
I'm sure you can find a gun to buy right now. Somewhere around the south bronx? ;)
 

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