Q: Is it illegal to carry a bb pistol around on your person in upstate New York?
Typically no. But if you use it to harm or threaten someone it can be unlawful possession as an "imitation pistol" (in addition to charges related to the threat/harm). You also can't have it on school grounds or certain other properties. If you're carrying it openly and causing a scene you can get a disorderly conduct, among other charges.
Basically just use your head, keep it in a backpack or bag, and you'll be fine.
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