What are illegal weapons in New York State and New York City?


New York State and New York City have strict laws regarding the possession and display of firearms and dangerous instruments. 

New York Penal Law, Art 265 Firearms and other dangerous weapons defines firearms and weapons.

In New York City, review the Administrative Code, Title 10, ch 1 Public Safety and ch 8 Firearms. Also review the New York City Charter, ch 18-D Sale, purchase and possession of weapons.



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