NYS ar question

Discussion in 'New York Gun Forum' started by jjfuller1, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    so i know what you all say about asking legal advice here but i was curious if you have any input.

    the foreward hand grip like this in the photo.. are they new york state legal? i have seen them on ar's here. a friend of mine that is a dealer had one. but i asked about them in a different gun store today and he said they were illegal. and that if i had one not to get caught. i was just seeing if you guys had any input. as far as i thought before they were allowed
     

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  2. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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  3. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    As far as I know they ARE NOT illegal...I know multiple law abiding citizens that have them. In New York there are 5 defining features of an "assault weapon" and you may have 2 of them on a rifle.

    1. Adjustable/Collapsable stock
    2. Pistol Grip
    3. Ability to accept 30 round or higher magazines
    4. Bayonet Lug
    5. Threaded muzzle for changeable flash hiders and suppressors
     
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  4. hockeyjr1

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    You can only have 2 of these on your rifle. I have a RRA and it came with the bayonet lug gone, muzzle brake pinned and welded, stock pinned and 2 10 rd mags..

    Also forward pistol grips are legal. I have one on mine and a DEC cop held it while I was upstate last year...

    Put a sign in your front yard that reads "Gun Free House" & see where the criminals go.
     
  5. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    LUBrowningBoy pretty much covered it. The forward grip is OK, but the collapsible stock isn't unless your lower is pre-ban. The other item not mentioned is a grenade launcher.

    In NYS, you can have two of the "evil" features listed. Since an AR has a pistol grip and detachable mag, those are your two features. Any more than that and it's illegal unless, like I said, your lower is pre-ban.

    Please note that some locales have laws on top of NYS laws. For example, it is illegal to possess an AR-15 in any configuration in the Rochester city limits.
     
  6. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    Thanks for the input all. Thought I was going crazy cause I try to know my laws as best I can.

    Stinks to be in Rochester then bkt. Luckily my buddy lives in gates
     
  7. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    I'm not in the city limits.
     
  8. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    Hey bkt, you ever go to Rochester Brooks Gun Club? It's in Honeyoye Falls... I'm out there all the time shooting clays.
     
  9. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Been meaning to check it out, but no, I don't shoot there. I was a member with the GCL for a while - nice place, but pricey. Four Point is on my radar since a couple buddies of mine shoot there. Usually, I shoot on private land.