I live in Suffolk County Long Island NY, and about 4 months ago I got my Sporting license, which as you know is a restricted CC to and from the range/hunting. (Took about 5 months!) I'm interested in applying for a business carry or business premesis license.
I am also a business owner in Suffolk for the last 14 years and have no background issues or any snags to speak of. I did not initially apply for a business carry because I do not make large cash deposits, but upon further research, I'm finding that I might be eligible for a business premises or maybe even a business carry.
First, is it a fast hard rule that you MUST show cash deposits to obtain a business carry? My business is often open after 10pm and has special circumstances where it may be appropriate to be armed. Is it largely up to the discretion of the licensing officer?
Over the years I have had multiple run ins with EDP's and drunks coming into my business and fortunately I have been able to de-escalate the situation and escort them out without having to call police. I did not make a report on them however, which in hindsight may have been a mistake.
Also, I have taken a basic NRA pistol course and plan to continue taking more NRA courses. Do these qualifications help to increase the probability that I may be approved for any type of business license? I have been shooting rifles for many years and I have been shooting 1x per week since I've gotten my pistol (Glock 19).
Through my business I also have many LEO's who would be more than happy to write a notarized letter of recommendation or be put down as references. I don't know if that would help in the process either since I've been told it doesn't make a difference in Suffolk.
Any information or advice woulde be greatly appreciated!