I don't have a CCW anymore. I moved about fifteen years ago and called the Sheriff dept., to be told I had to transfer my permit. When I did, I received a "restricted" permit because the new county wouldn't issue CCW permits even though I had one in the next county for twenty years. I didn't have to transfer, only inform the issuing county of my new address, I found out later. NY has some strange laws, when the criteria for permits changes with the party of the judge. At least I don't have to re-apply for a new permit every 5 years; no, wait, that's a new bill because a renewable license "may have" been able to prevent the carnage that occurred here in Binghamton a few weeks ago. If laws were effective at stopping crime, there would be no car accidents anymore.
Any way, now I must take a "certified" course ($200-$250)to be able to carry again. I guess I should look at the bright side, much of the training will be teaching the current doctrines (NY does not have a "castle" doctrine, it has a "must retreat" doctrine for all weapons. If I didn't know that, I could really get into trouble with or without a CCW). I'm sure there are other things that will surprise me.