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  ARTICLE 39-DD

SALE OF FIREARMS, RIFLES OR SHOTGUNS AT GUN SHOWS

Section   895. Definitions.

896. Operation of a gun show.

897. Sale of a firearm, rifle or shotgun at a gun show.

S 895. Definitions. For the purposes of this article:

1. “Gun show” means an event sponsored, whether for profit or not, by an individual, national, state or local organization, association or other entity devoted to the collection, competitive use, sporting use, or any other legal use of firearms, rifles or shotguns, or an event at which (a) twenty percent or more of the total number of exhibitors are firearm exhibitors or (b) ten or more firearm exhibitors are participating or (c) a total of twenty-five or more pistols or revolvers are offered for sale or transfer or (d) a total of fifty or more firearms, rifles or shotguns are offered for sale or transfer. The term gun show shall include any building, structure or facility where firearms, rifles or shotguns are offered for sale or transfer and any grounds used in connection with the event.

2. “Firearm exhibitor” means any person, firm, partnership, corporation or company that exhibits, sells, offers for sale, transfers, or exchanges firearms, rifles or shotguns at a gun show.

3. “Gun show operator” means any person, firm, partnership, corporation or company that organizes, produces, sponsors or operates a gun show.

4. “Firearm” has the same meaning as that term is defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3), but shall not include an “antique firearm” as that term is defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(16).

5. “Rifle” has the same meaning as that term is defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(7).

6. “Shotgun” has the same meaning as that term is defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(5).

S 896. Operation of a gun show.

 

1. A gun show operator shall:

 

(a) at all times during such show conspicuously post and maintain signs stating “A National Instant Criminal Background Check must be completed prior to all firearm sales or transfers, including sales or transfers of rifles or shotguns”. Signs must be posted at all entrances to the gun show, at all places where admission tickets to the gun show are sold and not less than four additional locations within the grounds of the gun show;

 

(b) notify all firearm exhibitors in writing that a national instant criminal background check must be completed prior to all firearm sales or transfers, including sales or transfers of rifles or shotguns; and

(c) provide access at the gun show to a firearm dealer licensed under federal law who is authorized to perform a national instant criminal background check where the seller or transferor of a firearm, rifle or shotgun is not authorized to conduct such a check by (i) requiring firearm exhibitors who are firearm dealers licensed under federal law and who are authorized to conduct a national instant criminal background check to provide such a check at cost or (ii) designating a specific location at the gun show where a firearm dealer licensed under federal law who is authorized to conduct a national instant criminal background check will be present to perform such a check at cost. Any firearm dealer licensed under federal law who performs a national instant criminal background check pursuant to this paragraph shall provide the seller or transferor of the firearm, rifle or shotgun with a copy of the United States Department of Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Form ATF F 4473 and such dealer shall maintain such form and make such form available for inspection by law enforcement agencies for a period of ten years thereafter.

2. Whenever the attorney general shall believe from evidence satisfactory to him or her that a gun show operator has violated any of the provisions of this section, the attorney general may bring an action or special proceeding in the supreme court for a judgment enjoining the continuance of such violation and for a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars. If it shall appear to the satisfaction of the court or justice that the defendant has violated any provisions of this section, no proof shall be required that any person has been injured thereby nor that the defendant intentionally violated such provision. In such action preliminary relief may be granted under article sixty-three of the civil practice law and rules. In connection with any such proposed application, the attorney general is authorized to take proof, issue subpoenas and administer oaths in the manner provided in the civil practice law and rules.

 

S 897. Sale of a firearm, rifle or shotgun at a gun show.

 

1. A national instant criminal background check shall be conducted and no person shall sell or transfer a firearm, rifle or shotgun at a gun show, except in accordance with the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 922(t).

 

2. No person shall offer or agree to sell or transfer a firearm, rifle or shotgun to another person at a gun show and transfer or deliver such firearm, rifle or shotgun to such person or person acting on his or her behalf thereafter at a location other than the gun show for the purpose of evading or avoiding compliance with 18 U.S.C. 922(t).

 

3. Any person who knowingly violates any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor punishable as provided for in the penal law.

2013 Gun Shows

Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall
2735 Union Road
Cheektowaga, New York
Saturday March 9, 2013 – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday March 10, 2013 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Admission $5.00      100 Tables

 

Long Island N.Y. Gun Show

Local 25 IBEW

370 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Saturday March 9, 2013 – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday March 10, 2013 – 9:00am to 3:00pm

 

Harborcreek VFD Rec Hall Gun Show
7275 Buffalo Road
U.S. Route 20
Harborcreek, Pa. 16421
Saturday March 16, 2013 – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday March 17, 2013 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
100 Tables        Admission $5.00      Children under 12 Free

 

Rochester Teck Park Gun Show
Empire State Arms Collectors Assoc.
Original Rochester NY Gun Show
2402 Innovation Way – Bldg. #4
Rochester, New York 14624
Saturday April 6, 2013 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday April 7, 2013 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Admission $8.00    View Map

 

Syracuse N.Y. Gun Show
NY State Fairgrounds – Expo Center
Center of Progress Building
Syracuse, New York
Saturday April 20, 2013 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday April 21, 2013 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
1000 Tables        Admission $6.00 per Person

 

Batavia Gun & Sportsmen’s Show 2013
Falletti Ice Arena
22 Evans Street
Batavia, New York
Saturday April 27, 2013 – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday April 28, 2013 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Background Check available and required for Firearm purchases
FREE Admission for Children under age 12 with an Adult
Admission $6.00 – Over 180 Tables   Free Parking
Table or Show inquiries contact: Robert W. rcwinn@gmail.com

 

Hamburg NY Gun Show
Rescheduled from MARCH
On the Fair Grounds
5820 South Park, Route 62
Hamburg, New York
Saturday May 4, 2013 – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday May 5, 2013 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
300 Tables        Free Parking         Erie Co Pistol Permit Clerk on Site

 

Newstead Volunteer Fire Dept.
Formerly the Akron Fire Hall
5691 Cummings Road
Akron, New York 14001
Saturday May 18, 2013 – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday May 19, 2013 – 9:00am to 3:00pm

 

Alexander Fireman’s Rec. Hall
Charity Gun Show (One Day Only)
Route 98, 1 mile south of route 20,
Thruway Exit 48
Alexander, New York
Sunday June 16, 2013 – 8:00am to 3:00pm

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