It is a class C felony in New York to unlawfully sell, exchange, give or dispose of five or more handguns, short-barreled shotguns or rifles, or assault weapons to another person or persons in a period of not more than one year.1 It is a class B felony to unlawfully transfer ten or more such weapons to a person or persons in a period of not more than one year.2 These provisions only apply to otherwise unlawful transfers. In addition, if an unlicensed individual possesses five or more handguns, short-barreled shotguns or rifles, or assault weapons, New York law presumes that the person intends to sell those weapons.3
New York has no other laws limiting the number of firearms that may be sold to a single person in any given period of time.
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- N.Y. Penal Law § 265.12.
- N.Y. Penal Law §§ 265.12, 265.13.
- N.Y. Penal Law § 265.15(6).