From WoD Gotham
Note: That prices quoted are made to reflect a basic weapon without attachments, modifications, or accessories. Special modifications, enhancements, and attachments will adjust the prices and both STs and players should note that in their EQ tickets. Further, STs are required to take into account Resources ratings when determining accessibility to equipment. Players who stretch their characters too far financially will go into Debt.
Responsibilities of Ownership
Also, understand that carrying firearms in the greater New York Metropolitan area legally comes with a lot of limitations as New York City has some of the toughest firearm regulations, laws, and penalties in the nation. For the most part, hand guns and rifles are the types of weapons one can get licenses for in the greater New York Metropolitan area. There is an all out ban on assault and automatic weapons.
To qualify for a carry license an individual must have an exceptional circumstance. These circumstances are limited those who need a weapon as a part of doing business like business owners, merchants of valuable commodities, and security guards. Otherwise, for general self-protection, the general population can only apply for a premises license which allows for protection in one's own home and does not allow the individual to remove the firearm from the premises except for going to and from a shooting range, to have the weapon serviced, etc.
While transporting or storing firearms, gun owners are required to keep the firearm unloaded and locked. The ammunition must be stored in its own container and locked as well. You may not transport your firearms outside of New York State.
To qualify for any gun license one must fill out an application with the NYPD and pass a background check as well as submit proof of having been to a certified gun safety and handling course and have had training in the use of the weapon. There is a non-refundable $340.00 application fee and a $94.25 fingerprint fee for electronic fingerprints or $105.25 for ink fingerprints. After that the process involves a face to face interview with the NYPD. Applicants must supply various forms of ID (passport, driver's license, birth certificate, etc), submit several affidavits including personal references, letter of cause, etc. Then they must submit everything to Police Plaza in person. The process involves two visits there and both times the hours are specifically set during a narrow daytime window. There is no guarantee that an applicant's paperwork will be approved and it can take up to 9 months. If an applicant is approved, then they can request in writing authorization to purchase a firearm in NYC. A form to present to an authorized gun dealer who has NY compliant weapons is sent the applicant. These weapons have all be fired by the manufacturer and the casings have been submitted to the city. After purchase of the firearm, the applicant must then go back to Police Plaza with the firearm properly secured and without ammunition and submit it to a gun inspection where the serial number, make, and caliber are recorded and put on the license. It's then that the applicant can buy ammunition for only that caliber for that weapon. Each time an applicant wants to buy another gun he must repeat that process. Those that want to take their gun off the premises and into NY State, they must acquire a Hunting Authorization form from Police Plaza and fill that out.
The process is a pain in the ass and convoluted for the average person. For supernatural creatures, it's quite dangerous. For vampires, the process is impossible. Having to have so much documentation and submitting oneself for close inspection by the NYPD is not something most in the World of Darkness would deem worth the risk. No amount of personal connections for starting supernatural player characters exists. Those that want to have a license will have to submit to the powers that be and owe a hefty boon which involves also taking the Flaw Beholden 3 pts or Prestation Debt 3 pts (Kindred only).
Most of you are likely going to have characters that go the illegal route. However, understand that carrying a firearm illegally can result in serious penalties which can include but are not limited to: expensive fines, extended jail time, loss of voting rights, and even passport cancellation. Depending on the criminal background and history of the individual in question, other severe penalties may be levied. For example, an individual in possession of a firearm while under a restraining order is subject to 10 years in prison.
Just on the other side of the Lincoln Tunnel things get a lot more liberal for gun owners. Firstly, you go to the New Jersey State Police and begin the application process and pay a $60.25 fee. To qualify you must have proof of completing gun safety and handling courses as well as training in the use of a firearm and of course you will have to submit to a background check. Then you are issued a firearms purchases ID card. A 30 day waiting period begins. After that you can purchase a rifle or a shotgun and you don't need to register it. For a handgun you have to apply for a permit to purchase a handgun for each handgun you wish to purchase. Each gets a $60.25 fee tacked onto it. Then you have to apply for a license to carry the gun and in some cases you may qualify for a concealed permit - that is if you need it for business.
No state permit is required for the purchase of rifles or shotguns. A permit to carry, permit to sell handguns, or handgun eligibility certificate is required to purchase a pistol or revolver. These permits are acquired from the Commissioner of Public Safety. Upon completion of an application for permit, a 2 week waiting period begins where a national criminal background check is conducted, the applicant is fingerprinted, must complete a gun safety and handling course, and pay a $70.00 fee. Permits to carry a firearm on your person or in a vehicle are available to applicants who have passed the necessary screening. You are not required to have a carry permit to keep a handgun in your home or business, transport the weapon to a range or for servicing, while moving, or transporting the gun after purchase (if it's left in its original wrapping). Antique weapons are exempt.
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