When they kick out your front door, how you gonna come?
April 9, 2014 2:19 PM Subscribe
A friend of mine, a NYC resident with no firearm permit from the NYPD, recently purchased a rifle at a gun show in PA (apparently the dealer didn't recognize his address as being within NYC and didn't ask him for a permit, as NY state residents can purchase rifles without one). He says he does plan on applying for the necessary permit, but in the meantime is storing the rifle in his home. How likely is he to get into any trouble?
posted by Venadium to Law & Government (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I told him that there is probably some kind of record of his purchase and that someone might come knocking at his door before he's granted a permit, but he isn't so sure. Even if the city doesn't know about his purchase, will he have any trouble registering the gun when they see that the date of purchase was prior to him having obtained the permit to own the rifle? I'm trying to convince him to at least store the rifle somewhere outside of the city until he gets his permit, but would that even be enough to keep him out of trouble?