I was curious, if I get a license from another part of New York State, would it be valid in New York City?
Yea, the license process for an NYC carry permit is NOT fun, very long, must be a resident, letters stating REASON you NEED to carry a handgun, etc etc. Basically if you arent bl***ng the mayor and you are not covered under LEOSA (which I THINK is honored in NYC? Knowing them, it might not be) you aint gonna get it... Unless someone knows something I have not found.
That said, I do know someone who has an unrestricted NYC carry permit - and he has no political connections. He got it because he truly meets the guidelines for getting a permit.This license is issued under the following conditions:
1. Except for retired police officers, not valid in New York City unless approved by the Police Commissioner of that city.
2. Revocable at any time. The licensee is authorized to possess and carry the following pistols:
<list of my pistols>
NY Mets player David Wright was denied his CCW permit by NYC. And he's from a police family so he has a lot of experience with guns. And is one of the most famous people in New York..... When I heard he was denied I figured no one could ever get it....Quote from the back of my NYS permit:
That said, I do know someone who has an unrestricted NYC carry permit - and he has no political connections. He got it because he truly meets the guidelines for getting a permit.
What most people don't realize is that NYC DOES have an unrestricted carry permit, but the guidelines are strict and the one that usually catches people out is the one about necessarily having large amounts (I've heard $10K is the minimum to be considered) of cash on your person for legal reasons.
In this guy's case, he owns a few cash businesses in Brooklyn including 3 laundry-mats and 2 car-washes, which means that on cash-pickup-day, he can find himself driving around with thousands of dollars in cash.
He's definitely a rarity though, that's for sure.