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New York A 503 - Safe Storage of Rifles, Shotguns, or FIrearms

New York A 503

by Asm. Amy Paulin (D) with Asms. Thomas Abinanti (D), Steven Englebright (D), Ellen Jaffee (D), Linda Rosenthal (D), Sandra Galef (D), Vivian Cook (D), Felix Ortiz (D), Steven Cymbrowitz (D), Jeffrey Dinowitz (D), Mark Weprin (D), Patricia Fahy (D), Edward Braunstein (D), Walter Mosley (D), David Buchwald (D), Phillip Steck (D), William Colton (D), Nily Rozic (D), Rebecca Seawright (D), Charles Lavine (D), Carmen Arroyo (D), Jeffrion Aubry (D), Marcos Crespo (D), Michael DenDekker (D), Richard Gottfried (D), Andrew Hevesi (D), Nick Perry (D), Diane Richardson (D), Jo Simon (D), Fred Thiele (D), Tremaine Wright (D)

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§ 265.45 Failure to safely store a rifle, shotgun, firearm or antique firearm.

A person is guilty of failure to safely store a rifle, shotgun, firearm or antique firearm when he or she owns or has custody of a rifle, shotgun, firearm or antique firearm and leaves such rifle, shot gun, firearm or antique firearm out of his or her immediate
possession or control without having first securely locked such rifle, shotgun, firearm or antique firearm in an appropriate safe storage depository or rendered it incapable of being fired by use of a gun locking device appropriate to that weapon; provided, however, that actual possession of a rifle, shotgun, firearm or antique firearm by the holder of a valid New York hunting license or permit issued pursuant to article eleven of the environmental conservation law and contemporaneously used in accordance with such law shall not be governed by this section.