New York requires that firearm owners who reside with a person under the age of 16, or a person prohibited from possessing firearms, store their firearms in a locked safe or affix them with a trigger lock when they are outside of the owner’s immediate possession or control.1 These storage requirements also apply to firearm owners who know or have reason to know that that a person under the age of 16 is likely to gain access to their firearms.2

See our Child Access Prevention policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Notes
  1. N.Y. Penal Law § 265.45. ⤴︎
  2. N.Y. Penal Law § 265.50. ⤴︎