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Posted: 1/2/2006 7:26:18 PM EDT
Hi all, complete newbee here. How difficult is it to get a gun license and what's the procedure? I am in NYC
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:35:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By demosfen:
Hi all, complete newbee here. How difficult is it to get a gun license and what's the procedure? I am in NYC



It can be done , but it's expensive and takes months . Then after
you jump through all the hoops they give you a hunting/target
restricted permit , unless your job requires it , or you're rich and or
famous .

Here is the NYPD procedure

It's much easier to get a permit outside the metro area , but it's
not valid in NYC without an NYC SPECIAL CARRY LICENSE amendment
to your state license which is slightly easier then getting a NYC permit alone .
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 3:09:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2006 3:15:06 AM EDT by bill3rail]
Here is the Nassau County Police Pistol Licensing Website with a downloadable application and related forms*.

www.police.co.nassau.ny.us/pistol_application.htm

*I spoke with someone at Pistol Licensing and they said you can not use the forms that they provide on their website!

According to this person, you must pick up the forms from them at
1490 Franklin Ave
Mineola, NY 11501
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 5:04:21 AM EDT
How do you go about getting the NYC Special Carry License amendmant to aa NYS permit?
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 6:39:03 AM EDT
Demosfen, a NYC residence/target permit is obtainable if you have a clean record and can prove your NYC residency.

The process can be a bit painful, it costs $350 + $99 for the first installment, requires five trips to 1 Police Plaza and takes about six months. You can only add 1 gun to your permit every 3 months or so but there doesn't seem to be a limit to how many total guns you can own.

There is no requirement to have a range membership and definitely no need to use any of the various services that advertise they will get you the permit for a usually hefty fee.

If you are seriously interested in getting one, IM me and let's get in touch so I can give you some pointers.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 5:53:48 PM EDT
Basicly you can't unless you are some sort of armed personal protection type person, or you can prove a business need such as carrying large sums of case or other valuble property. NYC makes it almost impossible to carry for any reason.


Originally Posted By General_Custer:
How do you go about getting the NYC Special Carry License amendmant to aa NYS permit?

Link Posted: 1/3/2006 7:59:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sgt_Gold:
Basicly you can't unless you are some sort of armed personal protection type person, or you can prove a business need such as carrying large sums of case or other valuble property. NYC makes it almost impossible to carry for any reason.


Originally Posted By General_Custer:
How do you go about getting the NYC Special Carry License amendmant to aa NYS permit?




That's correct . My state permit is business license , which made it easier
for me to get the amendment . Especially since my biz hrs are 24-7 for
emergency calls .
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