Skip to Main Content
Last updated .

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


Our experts can speak to the full spectrum of gun violence prevention issues. Have a question? Email us at

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