815,000 Face Gun Permit Revocation By January 31, 2018


<p>A dream scenario is unfolding for gun-grabbers who wish to disarm large swaths of the population.</p>

<p>In this case, 815,000 pistol permit holders.</p>

<p>And it could become a reality in less than 60 days.</p>

<p>Pistol permit holders in the state of New York who acquired their permit before January of 2013 will have their permits revoked unless they renew them by January 31, 2018.</p>

<p>The revocations will occur because of a clause included in the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (SAFE ACT) gun control law passed in New York in 2013.</p>

<p>According to the PressRepublican.com newspaper, it’s:</p>

<p>” . . . estimated that more than 1 million New Yorkers, most of them residents of upstate counties, hold pistol permits.</p>

<p>But according to documents that county clerks acquired from State Police and shared with CNHI, only about 185,000 of them have so far gotten their permits recertified.</p>

<p>While the permits are administered by the counties, under the SAFE Act, the State Police are designated as having the responsibility to notify gun owners that they must get their pistol permits renewed . . .”</p>

<p>The major problem for New York pistol permit holders is that most are not aware of the upcoming revocations.</p>

<p>And you get bet the anti-gunners in the New York General Assembly and elsewhere are none to ready to help spread the word.</p>

<p>However, when the word does get it out like it did in Clinton County, gun owners stream in to renew:</p>

<p>Clinton County Clerk John Zurlo questioned whether state lawmakers realized they were foisting more work on counties when they embraced the SAFE Act.</p>

<p>”I don’t think they were aware of all the consequences,” he said.</p>

<p>Thinking that many gun owners were unaware of the obligation to get their pistol permits updated, Zurlo spoke with the Press-Republican recently about the coming Jan. 31 deadline.</p>

<p>”After we put the article in the paper, the response we got from people who were unaware was unbelievable,” he said.</p>

<p>As of the end of last week, 2,250 Clinton County residents had completed their recertification paperwork. However, thousands more still need to update their permits, Zurlo said.</p>