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Funny thing overheard at the gun range...

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I live and shot in NYC and on Saturday a married couple was asking about buying a gun. I have lived in NYC (17 years) long enough to spot a NYC democrat and these two fit the bill. Well, you should have heard their reaction when told that they would have to wait 9 to 12 months to get the permit that would allow to purchase a gun. The woman actually asked whoes rule that was. Wonder if they thought about that when they voted last time. I only hope they think about it next election time. The range manager told me that people applying for guns is way up and he gets that response alot. That couple still looked at my NRA hat with a funny look on their way out.

[This message has been edited by sar (edited 10-28-2001).]
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Upstate NY here... here's the scoup for those of us outside NYC (yes there is a NY outside of NYC, believe it or not

Applications for permits here take about 4-6 months. Mine took about 5. You must pay about $125 (LEO's pay $25 or so I believe), for finger printing (and other misc. stuff). You can apply for either standard permit or concealed carry.

When you go to purchase an additional firearm, you must apply and wait for your ammendment to pass (which takes upto 10 days) and costs $4 (even if you already have a valid NCIC check).

At gunshows, unless you are in the county that issued your permit, it is a waste of time (in my opinion). You would have to pick out your firearm, pay for it, turn the info into your county's office.... wait the 10 days for the "purchase coupon to arrive".... then either drive to the "dealers" shop in the other county (or have him ship it to your FFL) or go to the next show that they are at.
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Originally posted by RANash:
Ya might wanna consider Florida. Last I checked the CCW cost was $10, and only took a short time. Besides that, purchases at shops are/were "cash and go".
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