New Information for Pistol License Applicants in Erie County
There has been a recent increase in the number of pistol license interests and applications being submitted in New York State. IN Erie County, the numbers have been in the thousands over the past couple of years and it looks like a trend that will continue for the near future.
But with all the news about legislation and changes to enforcement policies and concealed carry permits, what is the current status of the process in Erie County? We spoke with Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns about the latest information and how it may or may not affect your candidacy.
Following receipt of a completed application as well as criminal and mental health record checks, approval or denial of a license is the decision of the Erie County Supreme Court Judge, who acts as licensing agent.
According to Kearns:
From now on, everything is status quo. When a bill is passed, it does not automatically become law. We are awaiting clarification from Albany. We passed a bill that would add significant changes to the gun licensing process.
The process, FROM NOW ON, is the same from certified training to fingerprinting and final judge approval. But that is subject to change and may include over 16 hours of additional training and possibly live firearms training.
According to Kearns, since announcing the potential changes, Erie County has received more than 50 applications per day.
“In 2006, we received approximately 820 applications. Over the past two years, the county clerk’s office has received over 13,000 applications.”
As we get closer to the end of August, there will be new gun laws in New York State.
One of these laws plans to raise the age of purchase of a semi-automatic rifle from 18 to 21 years.
With just two weeks into the new month, it’s unclear how this new process of acquiring and purchasing various firearms will unfold.
“All of the county clerks we haven’t asked for our opinion on how this will be implemented. So right now we can’t put anything on the website on how to do this. I know people are nervous about it. If you’re going to hand over a permit, from now on it’s status quo.”
While we wait for updates, there have been new toy gun laws in New York State.
The new law prohibits imitation weapons from being of certain colors – black, blue, silver or aluminum. Toy guns must be white, bright red, bright orange, bright yellow, bright green, bright blue, bright pink, bright purple, or completely transparent or translucent.
How Much in America: From Guns to Ghost Towns
Can you guess the number of public schools in the United States? Do you have any idea how many billionaires might reside there? Read on to find out, and learn a thing or two about the cultural significance and heritage of each of these selections along the way.
Inside Leonardo DiCaprio’s $10 Million Beverly Hills Home
Take a look inside Leonardo DiCaprio’s Beverly Hills home that was just listed as a rental.