Next question, if you just traveling through the state to get to New England can you get a permit?
Next question, can I apply for a New York gun permit from Virginia?
Next question, do I actually ever have to visit New York to be issued a permit?
Seems to me the USSC following the dicta that you can't absolutely prohibit the carrying of a firearm could well end up allowing non-resident, non-visitors to have permits to carry firearms in New York even though residents could be denied such permits.
We also need to go to work on this business of government officials being able to violate gun free fire zones at will.
I have been screaming about this for years - I have a cabin in NY, but live in VA. Glad to see it is finally getting some attention.
#4: Re your questions. Some are superfluous to the issue.
Let’s deal with the original issue, a person who lives out of state (Louisiana) has a second vacation home in NY. Can he be issued a gun permit in NY because he lives there part-time?
His claim should be, besides that of the 2nd Amendment, that since he pays property taxes (to county, city, state, etc), he is taxed as a resident, and not as a visitor who doesn’t own any property there.
Therefore his staying on “property” he owns in NY qualifies him as a “legal resident”, even if it is only parttime.
This is solely a “owning property, paying taxes on them” issue, not that of an itinerant visitor (who pays no property tax). Let’s keep the argument simple and direct.
Next question: Why doesn’t NY have reciprocity with other states who issue their residents legal CC Permits? Also, if their own state has such as reciprocity, make it a state to state issue.
If one’s state doesn’t have a reciprocity system, advocate for it.
If there is a “reciprocity agreement” between the states involved, you might not have to appear in the other state to get a permit, though it would be a significant deterrent to fraud if you appeared in person with your state permit and other identity papers.
Another way might be for your local police to vouch for your identity and have them send NY confirmation of your local permit and identity, for a set processing fee.
My long haul trucker customers have one answer to the quirks of getting safely thru NY. They all tell me that the one type of firearm they can carry in their trucks any place in the country including NY City is a shotgun. So they love to buy basic riot guns which is a 18”barrelled pump or semi auto, extended mag, sometimes folding butt stock but always meeting the 26” minimum OA length rule——and a box of OO buck. Even tho I’m a farwester I have plenty of longhaulers pop in and I’ve sold dozens of such guns to these guys over the past two or three decades. It doesn’t address all the fine points of carry/concealed carry of other sizes of guns but it dam sure works for these guys.