What is an Assault Weapon in Rockland County and New York State?

  • The law was recently amended for weapons that contain a certain amount of bullets with an extended cartridge holder.  
  • A magazine that can hold over the legal amount of bullets can subject you to a felony status of possession of an assault weapon.
  • The definition of an assault weapon has been broadened.
  • People that purchased an assault weapon before the law went into effect could have grandfather status with that weapon.
  • In order to see the grandfather status, they have to consult with and contact their local state police barracks and fill out a waiver and paperwork that registers the weapon with the state.