In an article written in the Times of Wayne County, County Judge Dennis Kehoe is said to be denying concealed carry permits to law abiding citizens. Although they have passed all background checks and application information verified he is issuing permits restricted to hunting and target shooting. Judge Kehoe is one of three County Judges that approve or deny a permit application. Up until last month a pistol permit received in Wayne County was typically issued unrestricted, allowing the applicant to carry a concealed handgun wherever it is lawful to do so. Judge Kehoe is reported to have changed his stance on restricting permits based on the increased number of applicants. Wayne county has had 454 applicants so far this year which is more than double the number receive in the first five months of 2008. Apparently Judge Kehoe doesn’t believe in peoples’ right to defend themseves ouside of their homes. If you’re from Wayne County please write to him and express your concerns. He can be reached at the following address:
The Honorable Dennis M. Kehoe
Wayne County Court
Wayne County Hall of Justice, Rm. 106
54 Broad St.
Lyons, NY 14489