You, sir, are incorrect. I am a lawyer living in the NY Metro area. Honesty and adulthood are not recognized qualifications for gun ownership. Most people cannot get a pistol permit in the 5 boroughs of NY City. People living in Nassau and Westchester Counties bordering on the City can only get "target" permits for pistols unless they can satisfy some faceless detective that they have specifically identifiable needs for extra personal security to be issued a concealed carry permit. Rifles are a different story, but, again, the City is the exception. It IS illegal to own a pistol in New York City, with very rare exception. Welcome to the People's Republic of NY, Blooming Idiot, Mayor. He has a fetish about guns.