NYS GUN CONTROL LAW AND INFORMATION
HAND GUN PERMIT OPT OUT FORM: Forms are available at the Dutchess County Clerk office. Contact the County Clerks Office or Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pistol permit holders have 60 days after the form is made available to submit completed forms to the Clerk’s Office. Forms are available as of February 15, 2013. PISTOL PERMIT
INFORMATION WILL AGAIN BECOME PUBLIC INFORMATON ON MAY 15, 2013.
PRIVATE SALES OF FIREARMS: Background checks on person-to-person "private" sales
becomes effective on March 15, 2013. Background checks must be done by a licensed
dealer. Dealers may charge $10 for the check.
HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE BAN STARTS: April 15, 2013. All Magazines over 10 round capacity must be destroyed, turned in, or sold out of NYS. 10 Round Magazines
cannot be loaded with more than 7 rounds.
AMMO BACK GROUND CHECKS START: January 15, 2014. Back Ground Checks have been delayed
but all ammo purchases must take place face to face as of January 15, 2014.
ASSAULT WEAPONS: Total ban on the sale of military-style rifles classified as "assault weapons," effective Jan. 15. Current owners of such rifles must register them with the state by 2014, and the registration must be renewed every five years.
ASSAULT WEAPONS REGISTRATON FORM: The Assault Weapons Registration form is now available on-line. Use the NYS Safe Act FAQ Link at top of page.