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Welcome I just posted my own newbie status. If i can be any help get back to me
 

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thanks

what are the legalities here if i were to share a range with someone who is unlicensed in ny?
ie, can i take my girlfriend to any of the ranges here in long island,and let her shoot?

it was legal in california, although i spoke with li shooting range, they said no, as did islip range.
 

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Most ranges won't allow you to bring a non member on premise and have them shoot. It's that way at the Freeport range unless There's an event(match,cowboy shoot,post shoot turkey shoot etc.) going on then they can shoot within the competition. Pistol laws are even more tight in that if don't have the pistol license your not supposed to handle the firearm. I do believe that the Nassau range is an open to the public for rifle shooting and pistol shooting with a license.
 

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Welcome.

In NY the law says that you can not shoot a handgun if you don't have a pistol permit. There are some exceptions like people under 21 but if you're over 21 you have to wait to get a permit to shoot anyone's handguns.
 

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I just looked through the law for that not too long ago.

If she's at least 14 but still under 21 she can shoot a handgun at a shooting range or competition as long as she's supervised by a military officer, certified instructor, parent/guardian/person with parents written permission with a hunter education class certificate or a DEC officer who teaches a hunter education class.

Keep in mind that I'm not a lawyer or police officer, just a regular guy and my interpretation may not be the same as yours or someone else's. Here are the law sections I got it from so you can read them over yourself...

NYS Penal code article 265.20 Exemptions

Part 7-e says:

7-e. Possession and use of a pistol or revolver, at an indoor or
outdoor pistol range located in or on premises owned or occupied by a
duly incorporated organization organized for conservation purposes or to
foster proficiency in small arms or at a target pistol shooting
competition under the auspices of or approved by an association or
organization described in paragraph 7-a of this subdivision for the
purpose of loading and firing the same by a person at least fourteen
years of age but under the age of twenty-one
who has not been previously
convicted of a felony or serious offense, and who does not appear to be,
or pose a threat to be, a danger to himself or to others; provided
however, that such possession shall be of a pistol or revolver duly
licensed to and shall be used under the immediate supervision, guidance
and instruction of, a person specified in paragraph seven of this
subdivision.

It says it has to be at a range that is approved by or fosters conservation or proficiency in small arms or shooting competition approved by an organization in part 7-a which says:

7-a. Possession and use, at an indoor or outdoor pistol range located
in or on premises owned or occupied by a duly incorporated organization
organized for conservation purposes or to foster proficiency in small
arms or at a target pistol shooting competition under the auspices of or
approved by the national rifle association for the purpose of loading
and firing the same, by a person duly licensed to possess a pistol or
revolver pursuant to section 400.00 or 400.01 of this chapter of a
pistol or revolver duly so licensed to another person who is present at
the time.

As for acceptable people that can supervise the 14-20 year old, paragraph 7 identifies them as:

7. Possession, at an indoor or outdoor shooting range for the purpose
of loading and firing, of a rifle or shotgun, the propelling force of
which is gunpowder by a person under sixteen years of age but not under
twelve, under the immediate supervision, guidance and instruction of (a)
a duly commissioned officer of the United States army, navy, air force,
marine corps or coast guard, or of the national guard of the state of
New York; or (b) a duly qualified adult citizen of the United States who
has been granted a certificate as an instructor in small arms practice
issued by the United States army, navy, air force or marine corps, or by
the adjutant general of this state, or by the national rifle association
of America, a not-for-profit corporation duly organized under the laws
of this state; or (c) a parent, guardian, or a person over the age of
eighteen designated in writing by such parent or guardian who shall have
a certificate of qualification in responsible hunting, including safety,
ethics, and landowner relations-hunter relations, issued or honored by
the department of environmental conservation; or (d) an agent of the
department of environmental conservation appointed to conduct courses in
responsible hunting practices pursuant to article eleven of the
environmental conservation law.
 

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what part of long island do you hail from?
 
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