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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. 

  1. N.Y. Penal Law § 265.45.[]
  2. N.Y. Penal Law § 265.50.[]