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Erie County Libertarian Party challenges year-long delays and arbitrary denials under NY pistol permit law

via Buffalo News:

“Whatever happened to the words, ‘shall not be infringed?’ ” asked Garrett, a Town of Evans resident and the new chairman of the Erie County Libertarian Party.

Garrett is one of eight plaintiffs in a new civil suit challenging the constitutionality of New York’s pistol permit law, a gun control law dating to 1911 and the Tammany Hall days of New York City.

The suit, filed on behalf of the local Libertarian Party, points to the time and cost involved in applying for a permit – they claim it can take up to a year – to suggest that the law is overly burdensome and therefore a violation of the Second Amendment.

The plaintiffs also take issue with the various local governments charged with issuing permits and claim the decision-making on who gets them and who doesn’t can vary greatly from county to county.

Read the rest of the article here. 

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  1. paulie paulie August 22, 2015

    New York gun laws are ridiculous. I violated them frequently as a routine matter when I lived there.

  2. paulie paulie August 20, 2015

    Good work!

  3. Steve Scheetz Steve Scheetz August 19, 2015

    They are already Rockstars in my book! 🙂

  4. Mark Axinn Mark Axinn August 16, 2015


    They are our newest chapter, although attorney Jim Ostrowski is a long-time libertarian and rabble-rouser.

    What a great start!

  5. Steve Scheetz Steve Scheetz August 16, 2015

    GO Erie County Libertarian Party!!!!!!


    Steve Scheetz

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