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Old December 17, 2012, 01:39 AM   #1
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Which so-called assault rifles are legal in New York?

My friend is going to buy an assault rifle as soon as possible. She is a resident of New York.

Apparently, when the federal ban expired in 2004, NY enacted or kept restrictions on the sale of these weapons under state law.

What are the restrictions in NY and which model guns can be purchased?
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Old December 17, 2012, 05:04 AM   #2
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Please do not refer to them as assault weapons unless you plan on engaging in open combat with a fully automatic or select fire weapon. Calling them an assault weapon a) justifies the majority's misconception of firearms, b) makes the firearms appear to be a privilege and not a right.
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Old December 17, 2012, 08:05 AM   #3
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She just needs to look for a NY AWB Compliant AR. I'm not going to post the restrictions as I'm not a legal expert. A quick google search will pull up the information very quickly. It has to do with mag restrictions, fixed stock restrictions, flash hider and bayonet lug restrictions etc...
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Old December 17, 2012, 08:19 AM   #4
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go to any shop or business in ny and they will sell you a compliant one

the problem is when you go out of state and might mistakenly buy something
that is not allowed

bayonet lug is one, for example
threaded barrel is another
mags larger than 10 is another

tons of resources out there....just use your search engine


edited for spelling.....
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Old December 17, 2012, 03:39 PM   #5
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Sounds like a kneejerk reaction to the News Stories

If she needs home protection she can get a 20ga pump shotgun
easily and cheap.

If she needs a handgun she better get started on her NY
BS paperwork now...........
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Old December 17, 2012, 08:22 PM   #6
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http://www.efrainoyolafirearms.com/N...%20Weapons.pdf
Check that link for a description of what constitutes an Assault Weapon under NYS law. Any gun shop in NY should be able to accomodate you friend with a NY compliant rifle provided they have them in stock.

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Old December 17, 2012, 09:25 PM   #7
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wow stu that looks as bad as Cali
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Old December 17, 2012, 11:51 PM   #8
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In some ways its worse . Here in CA as long as you have a bullet button you can have all of that stuff . I have a legal AR with a pistol grip , telescoping stock , flash hider and foreward grip . If you take the bullet button off the restictions are crazy
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Old December 18, 2012, 10:18 PM   #9
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Yeah it's bad, and we have Gov. Pataki to thank for it. He sold out the sportsmen of NYS with that law even though they were the ones that helped him get elected. Oh well now we're stuck with it. Once I retire in 7 years, 11 months and 16 days I can pack up my stuff and get out of here and move to a free state.

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