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Legal Shotgun Storage Requirements

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#1 ConfusedNick

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Posted June 13 2020 - 10:40 PM

I'm looking to buy my first shotgun, and for the life of me I cant find any answers online about securing the thing in my home. The real question is do I even need a safe for a shotgun in Nassau? are gun locks a legal alternative?
Secondly, do shells need to be kept separately, locked up separately or can they be together?
I do not have kids nor am I anticipating any, I know its required for them. Any other details you would like to share about this is greatly appreciated.

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#2 boosti

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Posted June 14 2020 - 04:42 AM

I'm looking to buy my first shotgun, and for the life of me I cant find any answers online about securing the thing in my home. The real question is do I even need a safe for a shotgun in Nassau? are gun locks a legal alternative?
Secondly, do shells need to be kept separately, locked up separately or can they be together?
I do not have kids nor am I anticipating any, I know its required for them. Any other details you would like to share about this is greatly appreciated.

Inside the home for self - defense the firearm may be loaded. I would definitely have a gun safe or lock for safety reasons. Ammunition doesn’t need to be secured in a separate area from the firearm.
Only a licensed New York pistol license holder may keep a fully loaded pistol and magazines inside a vehicle. Rifles and Shotguns must be unloaded including magazines and ammunition stored in a different location.
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Posted June 14 2020 - 11:59 AM

Inside the home for self - defense the firearm may be loaded. I would definitely have a gun safe or lock for safety reasons. Ammunition doesn’t need to be secured in a separate area from the firearm.
Only a licensed New York pistol license holder may keep a fully loaded pistol and magazines inside a vehicle. Rifles and Shotguns must be unloaded including magazines and ammunition stored in a different location.

Rifles and Shotguns must be unloaded including magazines and ammunition stored in a different location ( in the vehicle.)



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Posted June 14 2020 - 12:07 PM

Rifles and Shotguns must be unloaded including magazines and ammunition stored in a different location ( in the vehicle.)

The unloaded magazines must be separate from ammunition while inside a vehicle. The DEC are very quick to penalize a hunter if their empty magazines are stuffed in the same compartment with ammunition.
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Posted June 15 2020 - 03:27 PM

If we are just driving to the range, and not to/from/on DEC lands/hunting areas, can mags be loaded ahead of time and of course kept separate from the unloaded firearm? Just a big waste of a hour session to have to load mags. Thanks boosti

 

The unloaded magazines must be separate from ammunition while inside a vehicle. The DEC are very quick to penalize a hunter if their empty magazines are stuffed in the same compartment with ammunition.



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Posted June 15 2020 - 05:55 PM

If we are just driving to the range, and not to/from/on DEC lands/hunting areas, can mags be loaded ahead of time and of course kept separate from the unloaded firearm? Just a big waste of a hour session to have to load mags. Thanks boosti

If you have a valid New York pistol license you are exempt for having loaded magazines for the pistol. No loaded magazines for a rifle or shotgun going hunting or to the range allowed as per the ECL.





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