Article on NY State gun law
Here it is. Interesting on several levels. If a permit holder dies, his or her family are expected to turn in their guns to police within two weeks (they can then be sold to other permit holders). But since there is no way police are informed when a permit holder dies, they have no idea how often this isn't done.
And on the side is a helpful link: "See listings of the pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland." Wonder if burglars have internet capabilities out there?