Following the Supreme Court's decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, the State of New York enacted bill S51001, which (among other things) radically changed the State's laws regarding the carrying of firearms in public. Because of this bill and other unconstitutional New York laws and regulations, including those of New York City, many FPC members and members of the public have asked how these laws affect them. In order to best support our members and the public, FPC has engaged a law firm and created this New York Hotline to help you understand how these laws affect you and your rights. When you submit an inquiry to this Hotline, FPC staff will review your question, consult with counsel, and email you a response as soon as possible.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are facing an upcoming court date or similar deadline, you should continue to seek legal assistance elsewhere. Because of the time involved in reviewing issues, please be careful when requesting assistance for an issue with an upcoming deadline. The information provided in response to questions submitted to this Hotline does not constitute legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. Hotline responses are provided for informational and educational purposes only, and should not be construed as an exhaustive or complete answer to your questions. For legal advice on specific legal problems, you should consult with an attorney licensed to practice law in New York State.
If you are a New York resident or visitor with questions regarding the State's laws regulating the keeping and bearing of arms (and related issues), you can submit your questions or issues to us using the form below. (Questions from FPC members may be prioritized over non-members, so be sure that you're a current member by joining or renewing your FPC membership here.)