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Old June 11, 2012, 07:39 PM   #5
NoSecondBest
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Join Date: December 7, 2009
Location: Western New York
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Your interpretation of our handgun law is correct, and you are well served by leaving the cap & ball at home. If however you are under the immediate supervision and control of a permit holder or LEO, you would be permitted to fire their sidearms. Enforcement, however, varies greatly from one jurisdiction to the next. Better safe than sorry.
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You cannot handle or shoot a handgun in NYS, legally, unless you have a valid NYS pistol permit. I'm an NRA instructor in New York State and we cannot allow any student to handle or shoot a handgun as part of the safety training. All gun stores are supposed to ask to see your pistol permit before they can even show you a handgun (let you handle it). Your cap and ball handgun is illegal if you have the components to load and shoot it as stated above.
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