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In New York, Gun Owners Balk At New Handgun Database

Feb 1, 2018
Lauren Rosenthal / NCPR

Wednesday marked the official deadline for more than 370,000 handgun owners in the state of New York to register those guns with state police. New York is trying to use that information to build a comprehensive record of gun owners — something only one other state has done. The database that California started in 2007 has gotten mixed reviews.

Deadline to re-certify pistol permits is here

Jan 31, 2018

Wednesday is the deadline for New York State pistol permit holders to re-certify their permits with state police. State police said they are focused on informing handgun owners about the requirement, which is a provision of the state’s SAFE Act. The deadline applies to those who were issued a pistol permit before January 2013.

Members of local gun groups may be aware of the new mandate for pistol recertification, but many average gun owners are not.

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State Assemblyman Ray Walter is urging that an investigation take place regarding the mistaken seizure of an Amherst man's guns.

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Calls have been pouring into the Erie County Clerk's office requesting information about revisions to the state's gun laws.