Breitbart: NY Tells Pistol Permit Holders to Re-Certify, Has No Re-Certification Process in Place
New York pistol permit holders who acquired their permit prior to 2013 are now required to re-certify, but the state has not set up a website through which re-certification can begin.
The re-certification requirement is part of the body of gun controls contained in the SAFE Act, which Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed into law on January 16, 2013, in reaction to the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary.
WHEC 10 talked to pistol permit holder Christopher Greco. He has had his permit for 10 years, and SAFE Act requirements mandate that he renew it more frequently. The problem–the website he needs for the renewal process does not exist.
I think they had more than ample time to put a process in place, they’ve had more than four years to do this, why is it taking them so long? I think a lot of people are frustrated, a lot of responsible gun owners are frustrated. A lot of people that do the right thing, like myself, are frustrated.
Pistol permit issues are usually handled with county clerks, but re-certification is “being handled by state police.” And that is why permit holders have to go through a website. However, Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello says the site is not live, adding, “They have not informed us of a launch date yet though in terms of when the website will go live.”