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Old June 11, 2012, 09:29 PM   #8
mightyoakwildlife
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NoSecondBest said, "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."

Do you not help your students gain familiarity and proficiency when you teach? Sorry, but I too am a State certified instructor. Although my certification has long ago lapsed, I also used to do the Hunter Safety Instruction, via the NRA, here in New York. My department teaches firearms qual/requal for 40 hours a week, between the first Monday of April until the last Friday of November. Not just a couple weekends before deer season. Many of the Officers are interested in helping others get into the shooting sports, and handguns are a big part of that.
Sorry my response took so long, but I'm better at teaching than I am at this computer technology. Please take no offense, I'm only posting so that others may benefit from the word of the law as it is written.

New York Penal Law - ARTICLE 265
FIREARMS AND OTHER DANGEROUS WEAPONS


S 265.20 Exemptions.

7-b. Possession and use, at an indoor or outdoor pistol range located
in or on premises owned or occupied by a duly incorporated organization
organized for conservation purposes or to foster proficiency in small
arms or at a target pistol shooting competition under the auspices of or
approved by the national rifle association for the purpose of loading
and firing the same, by a person who has applied for a license to
possess a pistol or revolver and pre-license possession of same pursuant
to section 400.00 or 400.01 of this chapter, who has not been previously
denied a license, been previously convicted of a felony or serious
offense, and who does not appear to be, or pose a threat to be, a danger
to himself or to others, and who has been approved for possession and
use herein in accordance with section 400.00 or 400.01 of this chapter;
provided however, that such possession shall be of a pistol or revolver
duly licensed to and shall be used under the supervision, guidance and
instruction
of, a person specified in paragraph seven of this
subdivision and provided further that such possession and use be within
the jurisdiction of the licensing officer with whom the person has made
application therefor or within the jurisdiction of the superintendent of
state police in the case of a retired sworn member of the division of
state police who has made an application pursuant to section 400.01 of
this chapter.

7-e. Possession and use of a pistol or revolver, at an indoor or
outdoor pistol range located in or on premises owned or occupied by a
duly incorporated organization organized for conservation purposes or to
foster proficiency in small arms or at a target pistol shooting
competition under the auspices of or approved by an association or
organization described in paragraph 7-a of this subdivision for the
purpose of loading and firing the same by a person at least fourteen
years of age but under the age of twenty-one who has not been previously
convicted of a felony or serious offense, and who does not appear to be,
or pose a threat to be, a danger to himself or to others; provided
however, that such possession shall be of a pistol or revolver duly
licensed to and shall be used under the immediate supervision, guidance
and instruction
of, a person specified in paragraph seven of this
subdivision.
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