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New York requires any owner or other person lawfully in possession of a firearm or ammunition to report the loss or theft of the gun or ammunition to a police department or sheriff’s office within 24 hours of the discovery of the loss or theft. In addition, a firearms dealer or ammunition seller must report the loss or theft of ammunition within 24 hours of discovery of the loss or theft. A violation of these laws is punishable as a misdemeanor.1

 See our Reporting Lost & Stolen Guns policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. N.Y. Penal Law § 400.10.[]