New York state has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, and it doesn’t seem as though they will get loosened anytime soon. Until then, it is important to understand what it takes to legally own a gun in New York to make sure you can stay out of any legal trouble. In order to legally own a pistol, you will have to meet the eligibility criteria so you can apply for a pistol permit.
If you wish to apply for a pistol permit in New York state, you must make sure you are completely truthful on your application. You will not be eligible for this gun permit if you have been convicted of a felony, addicted to a controlled substance, were dishonorably discharged from the U.S. military, have been involuntarily committed to a mental institution, are a fugitive, or have denounced citizenship from the United States. In addition, you must be at least 21 years of age. If you have been honorably discharged from the United States military, you may not have to meet the 21-year-old age threshold.
When you have been granted a gun pistol permit, you should be aware that it can very easily be suspended or revoked altogether so you need to know the laws and carry a gun safely. If you believe that you have lost your pistol permit or have been denied a pistol permit for an illegitimate reason, it is important that you consult with an experienced gun permit defense attorney at Grunwald & Seman, P.C. so we can assess your case and determine what your next steps should be.
If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in New York State, please contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. and we would be happy to assist you.