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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess in New York.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 17 April
Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess in New York
New York law prohibits anyone under age 21 from obtaining a license to possess or carry a handgun.
Persons under the age of 16 generally may not possess any firearms or ammunition in New York.
New York penalizes transferring a firearm to a person who is or reasonably appears to be less than nineteen years of age if the seller is not legally authorized to possess a firearm.
Federal age restrictions impose stricter limits…
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