Chauvin.. what a POS. I wrote a letter to him asking what sort of training I could take in order to be issued a full carry license and he said "none." Unless I am a LEO or can prove "beyond a reasonable doubt" that I have circumstances greater than those of the public at large that necessitates a full carry permit there is no way he will issue a full carry license. Do a quick Google search of him and the top four results are all news reports about shady land deals and corruption. We need to vote him out... in 2025 (sigh.)
I hate to say it, but anyone in Saratoga County that has restrictions is wasting their time and money writing letters, taking additional training and jumping through any hoops in an effort to get your restrictions removed at this point in time.
I have even thought of making the request knowing I would be denied and then taking it to court. That is a lot of hassle and cost in the effort of getting restrictions removed.
It is so totally STUPID that there are plenty of Saratoga County residents who have permits without restrictions, and they can have someone living next door to them that absolutely cannot get a permit without having restrictions placed on it.
I know three people that have unrestricted permits simply because of the era when they obtained them. Their permits are as it should be.
I don't know when this restriction thing started or under what judge. Anyone know how long this has been happening and who the judge was that started the snowball rolling down hill?
Another thought. Anyone from a county that gives unrestricted permits can come to Saratoga County and go out to dinner with me carrying their firearm concealed, but I who live in the county cannot sit right next to them with my concealed firearm.
Please, I know the whole argument about concealed is concealed, and it is not against NYS law and I cannot be prosecuted, etc, etc. BUT, the mindless person that issues my permit can take it away at any time. I would like to keep my permit and do not want to be the one testing him on the issue.
I just don't want to take the gamble. See my Sig. line. I'm the guy...........................................
I have a rifle I am putting together right now. It is my "Up your Butt UnSafe act" rifle. Will have some features that we all know are sooooo evil. But it will be legal. However it needs one more 922r compliant part which I am waiting to arrive. Until then it stays in pieces. As slim as it is I do not want to take the chance. I fully expect that if some dumb unknowing head up his ass LEO see's this rifle they will try to arrest me. ( No, I do not think that every LEO fits the description I use so please lets not go there ) When the DA figures out it is NY legal they will dig deeper and try to hang me somehow. That somehow would be 922r compliance. And I will be ready for that attempt as well.
Sorry guys. Guess I just needed a Rant. This permit thing in our county is a very sore topic to me.
Edit: Gotta add this. Was talking to my neighbor last night on the deck with a glass of wine. We were reminiscing
about when we were kids and firearms. When I was 13Y/O I would walk the entire length of town with my .22 to go to the dump to shoot rats. Total distance one way was about 2.5 miles from my house to the dump. This was right up the main street and a couple of side streets. How many 911 calls do you think would go through if I did that today. Not to mention I would probably wind up in a face plant cuffed with weapons drawn on me.
Things are not changing for the better folks.
Rant #2 over.