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NYPD Amendment to Emergency Handgun Licensing Rule – Live Firearms Safety Course Requirement

Rule status: Adopted

Agency: NYPD

Effective date: September 19, 2022

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Adopted rule summary:

The New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), pursuant to the authority granted by New York City Charter sections 435 and 1043(i), hereby adopts the following emergency rule, effective immediately, for receiving a concealed carry handgun license.

This amendment clarifies that applicants with pending applications, or whose applications were recently denied or were offered a more restrictive license solely for failure to meet the proper cause standard, must complete the live firearms safety course, required under section 400.00(19) of the Penal Law.

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