NY Penal Law 265.17 – Criminal purchase of a weapon
Criminal purchase of a weapon.
A person is guilty of criminal purchase of a weapon when:
1. Knowing that he or she is prohibited by law from possessing a firearm, rifle or shotgun because of a prior conviction or because of some other disability which would render him or her ineligible to lawfully possess a firearm, rifle or shotgun in this state, such person attempts to purchase a firearm, rifle or shotgun from another person; or
2. Knowing that it would be unlawful for another person to possess a firearm, rifle or shotgun, he or she purchases a firearm, rifle or shotgun for, on behalf of, or for the use of such other person.
Criminal purchase of a weapon is a class A misdemeanor.
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