In New York, adults may openly carry long guns in public without a permit. However, you must obtain a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed gun on (or near) your body, unless you are in your home or place of business. (40 N.Y,. Con. Laws Ann. § 400.00.)
For more information, see Open and Concealed Gun Carrying Laws in New York.
To obtain a concealed handgun permit, you must apply at the police or sheriff’s office in the county where you work or reside. To qualify, you must:
Additionally, you must not:
(40 N.Y,. Con. Laws Ann. § 400.00.)
No. New York does not recognize concealed handgun permits from other states.
It is a class A misdemeanor to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Penalties include a fine of up to $1,000, up to 12 months in jail (or three years probation), or both.
If you have any questions about whether you are allowed to carry a gun in New York, or if you are facing charges for a gun permit violation, consult a qualified criminal defense lawyer.