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SECTION 400.10
Report of theft or loss of a firearm, rifle or shotgun
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 4, TITLE W, ARTICLE 400
§ 400.10 Report of theft or loss of a firearm, rifle or shotgun.

1. (a) Any owner or other person lawfully in possession of: (i) a
firearm, rifle or, shotgun who suffers the loss or theft of said weapon;
(ii) ammunition as well as a firearm, rifle or shotgun who suffers the
loss or theft of such ammunition as well as a firearm, rifle or shotgun;
or (iii) ammunition and is a dealer in firearms or seller of ammunition
who suffers the loss or theft of such ammunition shall within
twenty-four hours of the discovery of the loss or theft report the facts
and circumstances of the loss or theft to a police department or
sheriff's office.

(b) Whenever a person reports the theft or loss of a firearm, rifle,
shotgun or ammunition to any police department or sheriff's office, the
officer or department receiving such report shall forward notice of such
theft or loss to the division of state police via the New York Statewide
Police Information Network. The notice shall contain information in
compliance with the New York Statewide Police Information Network
Operating Manual, including the caliber, make, model, manufacturer's
name and serial number, if any, and any other distinguishing number or
identification mark on the weapon.

2. The division of state police shall receive, collect and file the
information referred to in subdivision one of this section. The division
shall cooperate, and undertake to furnish or make available to law
enforcement agencies this information, for the purpose of coordinating
law enforcement efforts to locate such weapons.

3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a violation of
paragraph (a) of subdivision one of this section shall be a class A
misdemeanor.