New Firearms Law in NY
New Firearms Law in New York
A new law requires all executors and administrators of estates to file with the Surrogate's Court a separate inventory of every firearm, shotgun and rifle owned by the deceased. This inventory must also be sent to the Division of Criminal Justice Services in Albany. Fiduciaries of estates may not transfer such weapons to someone other than an immediate family member without a background check.
Another new law makes it a class D felony to sell or dispose of a firearm, rifle or shotgun to a person knowing that person is prohibited by law from obtaining such firearm, rifle or shotgun.
A private sale of guns requires a federal background check under all circumstances, except for sales to immediate family members.