How do I apply for a Semi-Automatic Rifle License?
Starting September 4, 2022, you may apply for a Semi-Automatic Rifle License through your county/local licensing officer. Existing firearm license holders can add a Semi-Automatic Rifle to their Handgun license through their county licensing officer. (Submit an amendment)
A Semi-Automatic Rifle License is required to purchase or take ownership of a semiautomatic rifle on or after September 4, 2022. (Apply for a NYS Handgun License)
Do I need a Semi-Automatic Rifle License to keep a semi-automatic rifle I currently own? (Grandfather in)
Any person that lawfully possesses a semi-automatic rifle prior to September 4, 2022, will not be required to obtain the Semi-Automatic Rifle License.
The Semi-Automatic Rifle License is only required for persons acquiring (purchasing) a semiautomatic rifle on or after September 4, 2022.
Has the age requirement changed to acquire and/or possess a semiautomatic rifle?
Yes. Starting on September 4, 2022, the minimum age to purchase or take ownership of a semi-automatic rifle is 21 years old. If you are younger than 21 years old, and lawfully acquired a semi-automatic rifle prior to September 4, 2022, you may continue to possess that rifle.