Reporting Lost or Stolen Firearms in New York

New York requires any owner or other person lawfully in possession of a firearm or ammunition to report the loss or theft of the gun or ammunition to a police department or sheriff’s office within 24 hours of the discovery of the loss or theft.  In addition, a firearms dealer or ammunition seller must report the loss or theft of ammunition within 24 hours of discovery of the loss or theft.  A violation of these laws is punishable as a misdemeanor.1

See our Reporting Lost or Stolen Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

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  1. N.Y. Penal Law § 400.10. ⤴︎

Reporting Lost or Stolen Firearms in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania does not require firearm owners to report the loss or theft of a firearm. However, in 2008, Pennsylvania amended its law prohibiting the false reporting of an offense or incident to law enforcement authorities to make the offense graded one step greater if the false report involves the theft or loss of a firearm.1

See our Reporting Lost or Stolen Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Notes
  1. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 4906. ⤴︎