I dont have to register any long guns with NY, not sure what you mean? I can buy a shotgun in PA and drive it to NY any time.Well kind of. NY accepts PA, CT and NJ in the reciprocity law. You are not supposed to from other states and it’s technically then an unregistered firearm.
theres no law that I am aware of that prevents me from say, buying a shotgun in California, and driving it to NY. You do not need a permit for said shotgun nor any form of "reciprocity", so if I pass the NICS in New Mexico, I am free to drive it myself to my residence. Handguns are another story, but not long guns.Exactly what is meant by reciprocity between NY and PA. You can, but other than the 3 states you have to ship via a FFL.
NY residents can not buy and take possession of any firearm or ammunition without a non resident permit in CT. It needs to be sent to an FFL in NY.Well kind of. NY accepts PA, CT and NJ in the reciprocity law. You are not supposed to from other states and it’s technically then an unregistered firearm.
As for § 265.40 of NY Penal Law, note that it is not prohibiting anything. It only makes it explicitly clear that a person may obtain a shotgun or rifle in a contiguous state. In other words, this is a pointless section of the law... akin to a law that allows a person to breathe. Stating that something is legal to do does not establish an inherent/implicit prohibition on any actions - that's just not how laws work, though there is always someone who will try to tell you otherwise.The phrase “contiguous state” no longer has meaning under the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), as amended. Nevertheless, it continues to confuse many long-time firearms dealers, especially when residents of other States visit their gun shops. For those who may not be familiar with this phrase, it appeared in the GCA prior to 1986. The “contiguous state” exception allowed FFLs to sell long guns to residents of contiguous states if the purchaser’s State of residence permitted such sale by law and the sale complied with the legal conditions of sale in both States. A State was “contiguous” to another State if it was adjacent to (bordering) that State. For example, Georgia and Alabama are in fact both contiguous to Florida, and the GCA formally recognized this and similar relationships.
In 1986, certain amendments to the GCA rendered the phrase “contiguous state” obsolete and
without meaning for firearms dealers. Since 1986, licensed firearms dealers have been allowed
to sell a long gun over-the-counter to an unlicensed resident of any State, provided (1) the
purchaser is not otherwise prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm under the GCA,
and (2) the sale, delivery, and receipt fully comply with the legal conditions of sale in the buyer’s
and seller’s States.