Double checking NY gun laws

Discussion in 'Legal' started by lions, Dec 19, 2008.

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  1. lions

    lions Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    I will be moving to Rochester, NY (Monroe county) for work in a couple months and I am bringing my SKS and several other long guns with me. From what I understand, an SKS is not an "assault weapon" because it does not have a detachable magazine and therefore does not have to comply with the "evil" features list.
    ~Pistol grip
    ~bayonet lug
    ~flash suppressor/threaded barrel
    ~telescoping stock
    ~grenade launcher

    Are there any laws specific to Monroe county or the city of Rochester that I am not aware of? I'm about 99.9% sure I haven't missed anything but coming from the mostly free state of Kansas all these gun laws have me a little worried.
  2. Nexttime

    Nexttime Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hi. Don't know the answer to your question off of the top of my head. I'd recommend the NY forum on

    Lots of good information on gun laws in New York state.
  3. Prince Yamato

    Prince Yamato Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Monroe county has the same state AWB which is a mirror of the old federal AWB, the CITY of Rochester however has more stringent gun laws. Note, I said, CITY not the suburbs. The city has a ban on things like pistol grip only shotguns and such:

    For City of Rochester: Effective April 1, 1993, the City of Rochester enacted a gun control ordinance. Four specific categories of firearms are banned: (1) specific assault-type weapons and stockless pistol grip shotguns; (2) any centerfire semi-automatic rifle or shotgun which holds more than six cartridges in the ammunition feeding device and chamber combined; (3) any ammunition feeding device capable of being attached to a pistol which holds in excess of seventeen cartridges; and (4) "look-alike" imitation hand guns which can be used in the commission of crimes. Antique reproductions are exempt. The ban is on possession, not ownership; the weapons may either be disabled and kept within the City, or stored outside the City. Pistol license holders may carry their handguns, except those that are specifically banned, in the City of Rochester except in government buildings, on school property, in public parks, or in other public facilities, in which all guns are banned. Long guns may not be carried in public places unless they are unloaded and locked in a vehicle, locked in a carrying case, or equipped with a trigger lock. All firearms must be stored in locked places or equipped with a trigger lock. This requirement does not apply to those instances when the gun is in "close proximity" to the owner and only applies to residences, not to businesses. The law bans selling, trading, or leasing firearms in Rochester, except through licensed dealers, or persons surrendering firearms under the terms of State law. The ban also does not apply to gifts or sales among family members, including bequests made pursuant to a will. Please look in the file library for more information on Chapter 47 relating to to "assault weapons", storage, carrying and discharging firearms within Rochester city limits.


    You don't want to live in the actual city anyway. Downtown Rochester is extremely dangerous at night. In the day it's fine. The suburbs are nice. I grew up in Greece. You'll have some of the best food you've ever eaten in Rochester. On the plus side, Monroe County is basically "shall issue" for CCW. When driving, you'll know you're in the city of Rochester as opposed to the suburbs because the city has blue street signs whereas the suburbs have green.

    Also, the SKS = OK in 95% of NYS.
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