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C. On and after the date fixed herein for the registration of assault weapons, no such weapon possessed pursuant hereto shall be sold or transferred to anyone within the City of Albany other than at a licensed gun dealer as defined in the Penal Law. Any individual who obtains title to an assault weapon registered under this section by bequest or intestate succession must, within ninety (90) days, either render the weapon inoperable in accordance with § 193-15, apply for a license pursuant to § 193-17 herein, sell the weapon to a licensed gun dealer or remove the weapon from the city.

§ 193-17. Possession for competitive use; licensing and transportation. A. A license for an assault weapon may be issued as provided in Subsection B to possess such weapon for the purpose of loading and firing the same while participating as a competitor in organized competitive matches or league competition under the auspices of or approval by a law enforcement agency or a nationally or state recognized organization that fosters proficiency in or promotes education about firearms or to possess such weapon for the purpose of loading and firing the same at a range located on premises owned and occupied by such agency or organization. Such license shall not permit use for any other purpose and shall not be transferable. B. Application for such license as hereinbefore specified shall be made to the Chief of the Albany Police Department on forms prescribed by him for that purpose. Every person so licensed shall have such license on his or her person when engaged in such activity and while transporting such weapon to or from such competition or range. C. All such weapons shall be transported in a case, together with a copy of the match program, match schedule or match registration. Where such person is transporting such weapon to or from a range, it shall be transported in a case. Magazines and ammunition for such weapon shall be carried and transported in a locked container separate from the weapon. D. A licensed gun dealer, as defined in the Penal Law of the State of New York, who lawfully possessed an assault weapon prior to the effective date of this legislation or who gains possession thereof pursuant to this legislation may transport the weapon between dealers or out of the city, display it at any gun show licensed by a state or local governmental entity or sell it to a person licensed under this section. Any transporting allowed herein shall be accomplished as required in Subsection C.

§ 193-18. Applicability to police and military forces. The provisions of this Article shall not apply to the sale to, purchase by or the use or possession of firearms by the Police Department, Sheriff's office, Marshal's office, corrections officers and the like or the military forces of this state while engaged in the discharge of their official duties or as otherwise permitted by regulation or law.

§ 193-19. Severability. If any provisions of this Article or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held unenforceable or invalid, in whole or in part, by any court of competent jurisdiction, such holding of unenforceability or invalidity shall in no way affect or impair any other provision of this Article or the application of any such provision to any other person or circumstance.

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