We discussed this in the original thread about the new NY laws. The short of it is this:
-These limits were already in the NY laws. They haven't been changed in any way.
-"Firearm" basically means handgun.
-There are exemptions for licensed handguns.
So, basically, it is nothing more than a tack-on charge for someone possessing handgun(s) without a license. 3+ gets you third degree. 10+ gets you first degree.