This is a discussion on Removal of restrictions & credible threats within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I know this comment won't be very helpful but I'd suggest just getting yourself a new zip code. No need to come up with *excuses* ...
I know this comment won't be very helpful but I'd suggest just getting yourself a new zip code. No need to come up with *excuses* for why you want a CWP in my neck of the woods.
Sounds like New York. I had the restriction "Business Carry" removed after one year in New York, mostly because I'd had the permit for a year and not had any charges against me for anything. Technically, I put down I was getting older and there was crime in the area and one real doozy: in the past a resident in my dwelling was under federal protection as the possible target of an assassin, who had already killed a business associate - he had used a high-power rifle. Living on the premises, I could easily be taken for the target and had for certain other reasons, felt unsafe even though this situation had been in the past.
The reasons though were really secondary, it is common after a year of restrictions for them to be removed. My county is Erie by the way.
Restrictions are county ordinances, not state Gun Law; they are something the state allows, if counties wish, to put on the state permit which is for unrestricted carry. Some counties do, some don't. Many that do, remove them after a time, if you ask. Check others in your county for precise info - that is, if you're talking about NY State.
On the positive side in New York, once you have an unrestricted permit, for the majority of the state: it is for life.
Does this Judge hear any criminal cases? What's he listen to all day everyday?
Luby's cafeteria (TX)
Church shootings (WI, CO, KY, MD)
Mall shootings (UT)
The fact crime happens everywhere...and you go everywhere. Time of day is not a factor as the shootings listed above happened during regular daylight hours. I would go through your local paper's police blotter for your city/town, and neighboring towns....that is where you live. Why should you be limited in protecting yourself?
ETA: What Hiram25 said!....
Magazine <> clip - know the difference
martyr is a fancy name for crappy fighter
You have never lived until you have almost died. For those that have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know
On a more positive note, if your judge is reluctant to remove restrictions on concealed carry, their term is only 10 years. Find a pro gun candidate for county judge and work to get them elected.
We're restoring our right to carry one judge at a time. NYC is a lost cause, though.
"Those who beat their guns into plowshares will plow for those who didn't." -- Thomas Jefferson
What county? Some counties will grant a restriction removal after taking a specific CCW course.
My county doesn't have that but I'm going to try and take the course anyway and use the other counties and judges approval as precedent for cause, among some other things.
I live in Ulster County, just north of Orange and a world away from the City. My original permit was Orange and I made a request to the judge there also. Got lectured at in front of the whole courtroom and 30 days to come up with a "legitimate" reason why he should remove restrictions.
I agree with the idea of wanting to be prepared "just in case", but that doesn't fly too well in the face of liberal judges. I declined to give a written statement at the time as I couldn't think of anything genuine to write. While I realize (as much as anyone else) that threats exist and life is just waiting to kick you in the nuts, I do not walk around paranoid, merely cautious. I do not travel any place armed that I wouldn't go unarmed. I'm no cowboy and do not feel in any way stronger, faster, or more superior than if I were armed with nothing more than a sharp pencil. Crime can occur anywhere at any time to anyone, regardless of the local property tax rate.
I travel away from home much of the time, drive late into the night, through sparsely populated areas and I am not afraid. I make cash bank deposits and make all necessary precautions against theft that I can and I'm still not afraid. I interact with many unsavory characters on a regular basis and have avoided dangerous situations with the use of my head, 11 years in the business and 38 years of life experience - never a gun. So, Your Honor, what do I have to do to be truly in fear of my life that I may legitimately carry a gun for protection?
The Defense rests.
I will never forget that I am an American, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.