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Gun Laws in New York

# in the country for gun law strength


New York has the second-strongest gun laws in the country, the fourth-lowest rate of gun violence, and the fifth-lowest rate of gun ownership. In addition to having strong foundational laws, New York continues to be an innovator—the first state in the country to enact gun industry liability law that aims to hold gun manufacturers and dealers accountable for dangerous business practices.

Key Metrics

Gun Law Strength

Composite score

0 100

Gun Violence Rate

Gun deaths per 100k residents

0 National Average 35
2023 Gun Law Checklist

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