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NYC Forcing Residents To Wait Six To Eight Months For A Gun Permit…
Quote:. . . Or, as one member of the range put it, “When it comes to gun laws, there’s the whole country, and then there’s New York.”

While that may be a slight exaggeration, New York is indeed the polar opposite of lax states like Utah, Alaska, and Arizona, and is arguably the toughest in the country to own a gun.

Here, no one is actually entitled to possess a firearm, at least not until the police give the go-ahead.

“Your right can never be taken away from you,” continued Leung, “but your privilege can be revoked at any given time.

The NYPD is the licensing entity. They can add any kinds of stipulations they want. And they don’t have to explain why.”

It makes sense to keep guns on a short leash, Leung acknowledges, because “you want people to realize this is not a toy.

If you make a mistake with a firearm, there is no coming back from that.” He also said he doesn’t have much problem with the six- to eight-month waiting period for a gun permit, though the $340 fee for a three-year license is quite steep compared to other places. Without such a permit, issued by the NYPD, which declined to say how many New Yorkers have gun permits despite repeated attempts, it’s illegal to even touch a handgun.

And those who get a license are required to purchase a firearm as well, so it’s not possible to simply have a license to shoot pistols without having your own
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
I am amazed that they even give permits at all
Lkttomasz, proud to be a member of since Apr 2013.
Nothing new here. this has been pretty standard throughout NYS for many years.

Waiting six months to get your Pistol License and maybe one to three months for amendments and permission for new acquisitions is pretty typical. Though there are some counties that are more "gun-friendly" than others.
Brick, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012.

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