May 05, 2010

News Organ Freaked by Dramatic Rise in Pistol Permits in Upstate NY

You can almost hear the reporter's sphincter tightening as she frames her story:

Oswego County Clerk George Williams delivered some startling news to the legislature's Community and Consumer Affairs committee during the April 22 meeting.

Pistol permit applications have increased sharply, following both a state and national trend, he noted. "Something is happening in this country," Williams added.

During the entire year of 2008, the county clerk's office handed out 208 pistol permit application packets. Of those, 67 were returned. For 2009, 428 application packets were handed out and 110 were returned.

As of the date of the committee meeting, 400 application packets were given out and 142 have been returned. That is more than double the number of pistol permits issued for 2008. "Something's on the move," Williams said, adding that other county clerks in the state are seeing the same trend. "It's scary."

Scary? 142 pistol permits?

My county's sheriff has a name for that.


Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 5, 2010 04:21 PM

Your county requires pistol permits? You should move to a part of the country that's still free, while you can.

Posted by: Skip at May 5, 2010 04:54 PM

Thursday is awesome.

Posted by: paul mitchell at May 5, 2010 05:02 PM

As per my cousin, who lives in the city of Oswego: "dipsh#t reporter is complaining about pistol permits increasing? Not one word of the increasing crime rates? Figures. Our city, county, and region is going to hell, and I am one putting in for one of those permits. I need some measure to protect myself and my kids. We dont know when some scumbag is going to bust into the house. Its not a matter of if, its when!"
Talking to her now on IM. Now she appreciates why I got the hell out of NY state near 20 years ago.

Posted by: LM at May 5, 2010 05:38 PM
Your county requires pistol permits?

Thank the Jim Crow Democrats in North Carolina for that law, which was originally intended to give county sheriffs the option to keep blacks disarmed for the Klan's safety. Also, thank modern day North Carolina's liberal Democrats for that law still being on the books, as the favor any and all gun control, no matter how evil the source.

That said, these purchase permits are simple to get, and if you are one of the 10,300 CCH permit holders in the county, you can buy whatever you want, whenever you want.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at May 5, 2010 06:05 PM

Pistol permits are a joke in NY. A permit ALLOWS you to buy a pistol. You cannot leave the house with it unless your going hunting or target shooting. Do not dare put down that it is for defense. You will not get it. For home defense your better off with a shotgun anyhow.

I moved to Vermont more than a decade ago and carry daily without so much as asking for a "by your leave" from the state of Vermont. The way it should be for free citizens.

New York is broken and broke. Run for your life. The county clerk will be wondering about the tax base next year instead of having wet diapers about guns you cannot even take out of the safe...

Posted by: Toaster802 at May 5, 2010 06:53 PM

O/T, Bob, but you might want to look into it: in an interview today Mayor Bloomberg proposed forbidding firearms purchases by anyone on a terrorist watchlist..

Sure, we don't want those jihadi nutjobs- oh, right. Janet Napolitano decides who goes on the list.

And who will that be, I wonder? Yup, us "violent racist right-wing extremists." No due process, no hearing, no charge, no allegation, not even *notice*- and an explicit Constitutional right taken away?

Posted by: Bohemond at May 5, 2010 08:06 PM

Regular American citizens with arms? Ooo, scary. What's next, letting them vote?

Posted by: Silrette at May 6, 2010 08:40 AM

We don't need a permit down here, but have you tried to buy ammunition? It is about an hour wait to get to the counter, if it is available.

Posted by: David at May 6, 2010 10:36 AM

I have a full box of reular and a box of hollow points. Reloads. That is the way to go. Save your brass. You can also pack a bit more bang for the buck just don't blow yourself up!
Yes. Be afraid. Better yet, get a gun.

Posted by: OdinsAcolyte at May 10, 2010 10:21 AM

>>Pistol permits are a joke in NY. A permit ALLOWS you to buy a pistol. You cannot leave the house with it unless your going hunting or target shooting. Do not dare put down that it is for defense. You will not get it.

Posted by: KevinC at May 11, 2010 11:52 AM

I applied for my CCW permit in Oswego County in 2009 and my permit is indeed restricted to carrying to/from target, hunting, sporting, etc. We were told by the gun safety course instructor that the issuing judge would not issue an unrestricted CCW without good reason. In other words, unless you own a business and have to carry large amts of cash, or other such reason, you aren't going to be allowed to carry unrestricted.

Having said that, I keep my guns locked up at all times but I really want to be able to carry whenever I want to. I don't believe I need to carry all the time but at the same time being restricted isn't right. I underwent the proper checks and spent time and money to apply for the permit. I don't think there should be any carry restrictions for those who follow the rules.

Posted by: KevinC at May 11, 2010 11:53 AM