Cost of pistol permit in NYC
Just got an email from a friend on the cost of a NY City pistol permit (generally only premises permits are issued, that don't let you carry one). The cost: $340 for the license plus $99 for the fingerprinting fee, a total of $439.00. And it has to be renewed every three years.
Kevin of the Smallest Minority made a comment, which for some reason the spam filter didn't like:
I am overwhelmingly curious to find out if Margaret Johnson had her premises permit
yanked, or if NYC fails to allow her to renew it.
Ms. Johnson is the 56 year-old Harlem resident who shot a mugger with a .357 Magnum
back in September. Her story is that she was on her way to the range to practice.
She just happened to be carrying her revolver loaded and accessible which is verboten
in NYC on only a premises permit. Yet being black, female, elderly and disabled
(lacking only "lesbian" in the pantheon of Political Correctness), the
police decided that the shooting was justified and she was not charged.
Somehow I think that the City would want to correct their error of allowing her
a handgun, and that either her permit would have been pulled, or when she tries
to renew, her application will be rejected.
And, of course, the media won't find that to be worthy of a story.
Call me cynical.
fuck, I just looked at my expiry date.
Other NYC rules: It will take you at least 7 months (ie: no crimes of passion). All applications must be typed (who owns a typewriter?). All applications must be delivered in person (including picking up an application). Once your license has been approved, you must return to the NYPD to register your firearm immediately. Only one new firearm application every 3 months. No one without a NYC license may shoot your handgun (including NY State licenses). But, we're one of the world's safest big cities.
Posted by: d at January 18, 2007 06:20 PM
Here in Washington State, we pay $60 for five years, and there's no requirement to take a course.
Posted by: ben at January 18, 2007 09:28 PM
Ben, here in Washington a "premises permit" is in the constitution. Even after the New Yorkers pay their $400, they still can't carry.
I posit that a New Yorker who wants a permit has 2 ways to get one, and they both cost ~$10,0000
1) bribe the right people
2) move your family to a different state
Posted by: john at January 19, 2007 08:12 AM
I'm taking the second choice...
Posted by: Rich at January 19, 2007 11:08 AM
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to remember reading that when NYC began handgun registration the cost was very minimal, and the promise was made at the time that the cost WOULD NOT INCREASE.
Posted by: Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner at January 19, 2007 01:50 PM
How does he know that she was not a l e s b i a n?
Posted by: Jim at January 19, 2007 07:09 PM
Well, I don't, but since the news reports didn't say she was, I went with the odds.
Posted by: Kevin Baker at January 20, 2007 08:29 AM
it seems like nyc is the only city that has the officer decide if you can get it any type of license
Posted by: Darryl at February 28, 2007 12:40 PM
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF A PREMISE PERMIT FOR NYC ALLOWS YOU TO CARRY WHILE HUNTING IN NYS OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS.AND IF SO WHERE IS IT POSTED SO THE CITY DOES'ENT HAVE ANOTHER EXCUSE TO REVOKE MY PERMIT
Posted by: DOMINICK at October 20, 2009 01:38 PM
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Posted by: James Condoluci at January 22, 2010 08:46 AM
Mayor Broomberg is a criminal, and any one who makes it to hard for a lawful american to defend themself, NYC is next to hit the U.S.S.C.!
Posted by: shaft at July 1, 2010 01:23 PM