i can't believe that a lawyer was not aware of the NY prohibition on the possession of unregistered handguns. This stuff has been publicized all over the US for at least 15 years. Federal courts have upheld this NY handgun ban. Like it or not the NY law has withstood the test of time. Bring an unlicensed in NY handgun to NY at your peril.
New York state's handgun licensing scheme does not violate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Upholding the dismissal of a suit brought by an out-of-state resident barred from being allowed to carry a handgun under the licensing scheme, the circuit also found in Bach v. Pataki, 03-9123, that the Privileges and Immunities Clause of Article IV "cannot preclude New York's residency requirement in light of the State's substantial interest in monitoring handgun licenses."
Read what a NY City law firm that handles guns in NY City airport cases has to say: