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NYPD proposes to change rules for receiving firearms license

The NYPD announced their proposal on Friday to change the rules in order to receive a firearms license. This comes after the Supreme Court struck down part of New York’s concealed carry law in June.

News 12 Staff

Oct 15, 2022, 2:12 AM

Updated 614 days ago

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The NYPD announced their proposal on Friday to change the rules in order to receive a firearms license. This comes after the Supreme Court struck down part of New York’s concealed carry law in June.  
The changes will raise the age requirement to receive a rifle and shotgun permit from 18 to 21. They will also ramp up background checks by requiring applicants have four character references and a list of social media accounts they’ve had over the last three years.  
Those looking to get a firearms license will need to show proof of completion of the proper training courses, including live fire training.  
If these changes are adopyed, the rules will also make the emergency rules issued in August and September in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling permanent. 
The NYPD will be holding a public hearing on Nov. 18 at 1 Police Plaza, and they say the proposed rules will not be final until after that hearing takes place.  


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