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  1. Pistol Permits
    I just got my pistol permit application from Chemung County. I started the process and realized i have no idea who to use for references. I only really know my family. And it explicitly says to not use family. The question is....How distant is too distant for family...cousins? Step-Brothers? My...
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    how strict are they with the 4 character references in erie county? what if i moved here 6 years ago from mich, and just just happen to have friends in niagara and catt. co., but nor erie?i have a couplein erie, but not that many.....
  3. Pistol Permits
    Can someone please confirm for me that I would need 4 character references (each reference must be a Westchester County resident and cannot by related by blood or marriage) for my pistol permit? I have my appointment April 16th and I wanna get the ball rolling with getting these letters. I was...
  4. Pistol Permits
    Can anyone tell me what kind of questions are asked of references used for an Onondaga County pistol permit application?
  5. Pistol Permits
    Nevermind. I just missed what I was looking for.
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    Question on permit applications. I know that I can't be a reference for my wife, references cannot be married to or relatives of the applicant. But can two references be married? I don't see any restriction on using two husband-wife tandems for the four references.
  7. Pistol Permits
    hello all, alright so im a 21 year old college student from up state ny (monroe county), ive only owned rifles and shotguns so far, but i want to get a 1911 for recreation and home defense, so i looked into the pistol permit process for monroe county and im somewhat discouraged by amount of...
  8. Pistol Permits
    I understand they must be in the same county but can they be relatives?
  9. Pistol Permits
    I am applying for my pistol permit in Ontario county and i need 4 character references I have two excellent ones...one is a U.S. Marine that has his own ccw already and another is a long time friend and she has a spotless record. now to my problem and question... I only have two friends...
  10. Pistol Permits
    Submitted my application for pistol permit on March 5th for Saratoga County. 3 of my 4 references received, filled out, and sent back the reference sheet all by or before March 10th. For some reason my 4th reference still hasn't even received his reference sheet in the mail yet. Background...
  11. Pistol Permits
    Im in the process here in Orange County and I know the character references have to be from Orange County but would it make a difference who I use like for instance if one of my references had been arrested?
  12. Pistol Permits
    i am in the process of getting my signatures now and i have a question, i dont see anywhere that says if spouse can be referance?, not sure plus wife and i are putting them in together and if we should sign each others ?? please if anyone has advice please help
  13. Pistol Permits
    Hello, all. New here. I'm going to be starting the process for applying for a NYC premise permit soon. I searched around and can't find anything. I was wondering how many references do you need and do they need to be nyc residents? This will be the first of many questions. :D
  14. Laws and Politics - Firearms/Self Defense/Weapons
    So I was just reading the Assault Weapon definition again and thought I would through another wrench into our understanding of this stupid law. People have been confused about lists of illegal firearms. Our old NYS law had a list of assault weapons by name as well as features but our current...
  15. Pistol Permits
    Hi, I'm just doing my application and have a question about the character references. When the will be contaced, do the have to let anything notarized? Moreover, the form in asking for "Thereby Appley for a pistol license to" and "A licenses is required for ..." I want to use the pistol for...
  16. Pistol Permits
    Hey Guys and Gals, Regarding the Character references and the forms... My character references are done but a few of them had to cross out info on theirs should I get new form and have them fill them out without the mess ups? The mess ups were simple stuff like my name spelt wrong and in wrong...
  17. Pistol Permits
    So I'm about to apply for my pistol permit in Broome County and have a bunch of people to use as references, problem being, those I know will be the quickest to reply and that are also gun nuts I'm finding out have oddites on their records, like a DWI here and a couple minor infractions from...
  18. Pistol Permits
    I was unclear on if the references you use need to be from the same county you live in. Im in washington and it seems everyone I know is from warren or saratoga county. One guy I knew in washington just moved to warren. Anybody know?
  19. Laws and Politics - Firearms/Self Defense/Weapons
    Has there ever been a law suit challenging the constitutionality and/or privacy issues involved with mandatory references needed to gain a handgun permit? It seems wrong (and silly) to me that grown adults need references in order to practice a right granted by their creators... How does that...
  20. Pistol Permits
    It seems like every county has different requirements regarding the character references. I know in NYC, the requirement has even differed from one investigating officer to another. Here's my question: do you know of anyone who has had an application denied, or been unable to apply for a...
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