50,000 new felons in 1 NY county alone, as of 1/31.

GOVERNMENT: About 50,000 pistol permit holders haven’t recertified in Niagara-Erie.

Jastrzemski said the state has mostly failed to to make permit holders aware of the re-certification deadline. Between 2013 and January 2017, he said, only about 4,000 permit holders re-certified in Niagara County.

A New York State Police spokesperson said that last January, the agency sent 372,388 letters to permit holders and utilized social media, press release and a video service at the Department of Motor Vehicles to raise awareness. NYSP could not provide the total number of permit holders across the state.

And, so far those efforts have proved inadequate in western New York, as most pistol owners in the county have yet to re-certify.

“They had five years to implement what needed to be done and how it needed to be done, and they’ve done a terrible job of getting the word out,” Jastrzemski said. “If we, as county clerks, didn’t start reaching out, it would be way worse.”

“When they got their permits, years ago, they were told their permits were for life, and now they have to recertify,” Ortt said. “And they were given no paperwork, no notice. In fact, some of them were learning about it when the county clerk was telling them about it at these town halls.”

The NY SAFE Act: Turning law-abiding New Yorkers into angry scofflaws one gun owner at a time since 2013.

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7 Responses to 50,000 new felons in 1 NY county alone, as of 1/31.

  1. MamaLiberty says:

    Ah, the sweet smell of non-compliance. We so often joke about the people in New York, but by golly, some of them are still paying attention. I seriously doubt the state’s problem is a lack of awareness by these folks… the controllers are being ignored. Of course they won’t like it… but tough toenails.

  2. Allen says:

    The words of the great statesman Darth Vader come to mind: “I have altered the deal, pray I don’t alter it any further!”

  3. Phil says:

    Yeah, sorry.
    You tell me it’s good for life and then turn around and decree that it’s no longer that way just because you say so? You can take a trip down to Daytona beach with a tiny plastic funnel and a rubber mallet, start at one end and pound sand in your ass all the way to the other side.

    The gun grabbers up here in Washington state think they are going to pass a whole slew of new anti gun laws now, on the heels of their Bloomberg backed success a couple of years ago .
    They might want to pay attention to those statistics along with the non compliance that is years long in Connecticut also.

    Pretty hard to turn me into an Outlaw anyway, I have been one for over fifty years already, they’re a little late for that.

  4. free.and.true says:

    Can confirm. New York is one of those states where there are plenty of sensible, decent, goodhearted folks in the lovely rural areas who’d just love to secede from the pushy, rude, greedy, arrogant control-freak “downstaters” in the big city.

    And particularly in light of how difficult it is even to get the permit in NY, I wholly applaud any Outlaws who’ve adopted the go-pound-sand approach.

  5. Mike says:

    Looks like there is a little Irish Democracy* in play aided by the group who were supposed to bring this into force being as stupid as the gang who couldn’t shoot straight who tried and failed to bring in the long gun registry Canada.

    * “Irish Democracy,” an ironic term used by author and Yale professor James Scott in his new book, “Two Cheers for Anarchism“:

    “Quiet, anonymous, and often complicitous, lawbreaking and disobedience may well be the historically preferred mode of political action for peasant and subaltern classes, for whom open defiance is too dangerous….One need not have an actual conspiracy to achieve the practical effects of a conspiracy. More regimes have been brought, piecemeal, to their knees by what was once called “Irish Democracy”—the silent, dogged resistance, withdrawal, and truculence of millions of ordinary people—than by revolutionary vanguards or rioting mobs.”

  6. Bear says:

    Up-state New Yorkers are a very different creature from NYC. I would not care to be a cop detailed to confiscate firearms there.

  7. Kentucky says:

    The issuance of permits is proving to be essentially the same as registration of weapons . . . the gummint knows where there are likely to be firearms subject to seizure.

    Pay attention, folks . . . all those concealed carry permits you are so proud of serve exactly the same purpose.

    Second amendment? What second amendment?

To the stake with the heretic!