Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Location Restrictions in New York.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 30 November
Other Location Restrictions in New York
A New York license to carry a handgun is generally not valid in New York City without an additional permit issued by local law enforcement.
Firearm possession is generally prohibited:
- In state parks, except for hunting purposes where permitted;
- On the grounds of a residential child care facility;
- At any facility of the New York Department of Mental Hygiene, or any residential facility that has an operating certificate issued by the Department; or
- At any facility operated or licensed by the Office of Mental Health [or] the Department of Mental Hygiene.
New York has no laws prohibiting firearms in the following places, although administrative regulations may apply:
- Bars and other places where alcoholic beverages are sold or served;
- Places of worship;
- Sports arenas;
- Gambling facilities; or
- Polling places…
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