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How Well Do You Know New York Gun Control Laws?

We quizzed New Yorkers on their knowledge of gun laws in their own state.

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Before you take the quiz, see how these New Yorkers did:

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  1. True or False: Assault weapons are legal in the state of New York.

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    False - there is an assault weapon ban in New York.

  2. True or False: You can buy a gun at age 18 in the state of New York.

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    False - you must be at least 21 to purchase a gun in New York.

  3. True or False: New York City has the same gun laws as the rest of the state of New York.

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    False - it does not.

  4. In New York state, you need a permit to purchase which of these types of guns:

    Handgun
    Rifle
    Shotgun
    All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You need a permit for a handgun only.

  5. In New York City, you need a permit to purchase which of these types of guns:

    Handgun
    Rifle
    Shotgun
    All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You need a permit for all of those guns.

  6. True or False: You don’t need to register your handgun in the state of New York.

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    False - you do need to register handguns in New York.

  7. You need to register which the following weapons in New York City:

    Handgun
    Rifle
    Shotgun
    All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    All of the above.

  8. True or False: You can own a gun in the state of New York even if you are not a U.S. citizen.

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    False. New York state law requires that a person be a U.S. citizen.

  9. True or False: In the state of New York, the only time a person doesn’t need a background check when purchasing a firearm is when the seller is a member of their immediate family.

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That is true.

  10. Which one of these could you do and still legally own a gun in the state of New York?

    Making or possessing burglar’s instruments
    Unlawful entry into a building
    Aiding escape from prison
    None of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    None of the above.

  11. True or False: You do not need a permit to carry a rifle or shotgun in New York City, but you do for the rest of the state.

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    False - it’s the opposite! You do need a permit to carry a rifle or shotgun in New York City, but not for the rest of the state.

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