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Can a felon in NY own a pellet gun?

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2012-11-12 02:39:31
2012-11-12 02:39:31

Under NY law, pellet guns are considered "imitation weapons" under Gen. Bus. Law, Art. 39-b, s. 871.2. (2012) and may not be sold in New York except for use in theatrical productions and for distribution in interstate commerce.

Pellet guns may not be possessed in the five boroughs of New York City.

Pellet guns described in s. 871.2 (in the citation above) could be possessed in areas other than the boroughs of New York City only if "such imitation weapon (a) is colored other than black, blue, silver or aluminum, (b) is marked with a non-removable orange stripe which is at least one inch in width and runs the entire length of the barrel on each side and the front end of the barrel, and (c) has a barrel at least one inch in diameter that is closed for a distance of not less than one-half inch from the front-end of its barrel with the same material of which the imitation weapon is made. "Imitation weapon" does not include any nonfiring replica of an antique firearm, the original of which was designed, manufactured and produced prior to eighteen hundred ninety-eight."

As a felon, however, you may only possess (own) guns if your certificate of rehabilitation says you may.

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