posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 11:16 AM
Originally posted by Indigo5
Originally posted by rickymouse
So what is considered illegal? Is an old pistol that your grandpa left you with no documentation considered illegal? That old WW11 antique that
hasn't been fired since 1950 is still considered an illegal weapon?
I am pondering what irks me about folks that ask these questions...while not answering them for themselves?
I think it is because the question serves thier agenda...while the answer might not?
To actually ANSWER your question...I googled...30 seconds.
According to the NRA's legislative site...NY gun laws at present...
The New York definition of a firearm does not include an antique firearm.
An antique firearm is any unloaded muzzle loading pistol or revolver with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system,
or a pistol or revolver that uses fixed cartridges that are no longer available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade.
A license is not required to possess, collect or carry an unloaded antique firearm
edit on 21-3-2013 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)
....which would make, say, a 9MM luger (they were taken off of german officers as trophies during WWII), illegal, because you can still get ammo for
as to the topic, i think it's sick....
you're gonna see anti-gun idiots turning in their neighbors...i'm sure that will mostly happen in the city, but for it to happen at all, is completely
unless that gun is being used in the commission of a crime, the average citizen has no way of knowing if the weapon is legal or not. i mean, what are
you (and i use "you" generically) gonna do, walk up and ask? if it's illegal, and they're a criminal, guess what, you might get killed. and if it is a
legal gun, you pestering someone about it will most likely get you a "f**k off", instead of an answer to your question....and why is that? because
it's none of your goddamn business..
it's bad...just bad..
edit on 22-3-2013 by Daedalus because: additional feats of winning