Slack Tide wrote:
mwc4fishing wrote:Amazing. Sorry to hear the hassle. Didn't have any trouble in eastern suffolk.
I didn't know that frank.....so I'm the "lucky one" again?
Exactly what was ur experience? And as far as scpd vs sheriff, is that determined by my address or where I submitted my ap. I'm sure it's address.....
I don't have a pistol license, Slack. I just never saw a need to put myself through that aggravation for something I really didn't have much interest in. But I do know a couple of people who worked in the SCPD pistol bureau and I did help a couple of people get their licenses. I was also a member of the "Licensing Committee" of my gun club when such things were necessary for obtaining a license. I have also dealt with a few of my fellow members that had licenses that were issued in other parts of the state. One fellow went to college in Oneonta and lived next door to the local judge. They got to talking one day and the judge asks him if he wanted a pistol permit. The guy says sure. The judge takes him into his study and issues him a lifetime, irrevocable license on the spot! That was in the early 60s. SCPD found out about this in the 80s and started to pester him. He eventually surrendered his licenses due to illness, but even then, his lawyer told him that SCPD had no legal grounds to revoke his license.
My brother-in-law got his license while living in Wading River over 25 years ago. About 10 years ago he moved to the other side of town. Still in Wading River, but now he was in Riverhead Twp, not Brookhaven. When he went to renew his license, SCPD told him that he needed to register with the sheriff's Dept. He thought it was going to be a nightmare. He walked in and was very surprised that he was treated not like a potential criminal as in SCPD, but as a law abiding citizen applying for a permit no different than applying for a driver's license renewal!