Throwing Lead is a resource for shooters in the NYC area. Here you will find information on New York City gun laws, obtaining a firearm permit, getting involved in recreational shooting, as well as proper gun safety and maintenance.
The resources here are provided “as is.” I am not necessarily an expert in all things related to firearms, nor do I offer any legal advice. This site is simply a repository for the materials I found interesting or useful as I learned to shoot. Most of the materials here have been culled from other sources, and some have been reproduced without the original author’s permission. In some instances, the original author couldn’t even be ascertained (such is the nature of the web).
Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments, suggestions, corrections, rebukes, or just a friendly “hello,” by emailing me here.
IMPORTANT! New legislation has been enacted on 14 January 2013 that greatly affects all gun owners in New York State. See details here.
National Shooting Sports Foundation President Steve Sanetti discusses pending legislation, the issues at stake and the information members of industry need to know:
PBS Correspondent Kwame Holman recently spoke with Second Amendment scholar Joyce Lee Malcolm, a professor at George Mason University School of Law and author of "To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right." Malcolm spoke about how the Second Amendment came to be and what research suggests the framers of the Constitution intended: