I dashed off the first message from my iPhone and I'm home now and on my computer
. So are you saying that the gun is lawfully registered to you in Virginia but somehow was brought into NY?
That's a no-no. NYS has the toughest gun laws in this country. The only thing tougher is NYC, which doesn't even recognize a NYS license.
Here's the thing. A felon in possession of a firearm caught in NYS is facing a maximum of 7 years of prison. A felon has no state or Federal gun rights, and he's not to be anywhere near a firearm. So as long as this gun is operable, it doesn't matter where he got the gun from as far as you're concerned.
If you were not with him at the time he was arrested and arrested as well for having a gun licensed in Virginia while in NYS, you're okay for now. If the police trace the gun back to you and you are in Virginia and the gun is licensed in Virginia, the NYS police may or may not do anything about this.
If however, they notify Virginia and you are contacted about the gun, it would be a good idea to speak to a local lawyer before answering any questions. If you gave this friend a gun, knowing that he was a felon and had no firearms rights and knowing that he was going to cross state lines with it, depending on the other facts and circumstances of your friend's matter, there may be some way of implicating you in criminal
activity. I don't have enough to know that, and I'm not sure you do either.
One thing for sure though is that the gun has been confiscated and is presently being held in NYS as evidence in a felony matter. Don't even think you will ever get this gun back, and don't be foolish enough to try to claim it from the authorities at this time.