NY Gun Blog: Articles of Interest

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Elliot Rodger a 22 year old Santa Barbara resident died by his own hand after going on a mass shooting spree near the University of California. Elliot Rodger had a clean record, and all the guns and ammunition he owned and used to kill innocent people were legally possessed.  And,…

Getting a NYC Pistol Permit

Getting a pistol permit in New York City involves at least 4 trips to the NYPD, Pistol License Division. Getting a pistol license in NYC involves patience, endurance, and focus. If you seek a concealed handgun license, and you do not have a business in New York City, you are…

Does the Second Amendment exist in NYC?

In two major victories for law-abiding gun owners and potential licensees, the highest court in the land, the United States Supreme Court, interpreted the Second Amendment as applying to the citizenry of America, not just to the “miltia.”  After the cases of Heller and McDonald were decided in 2008 and…

What exactly is “proper cause?”

  • April 30th, 2014
  • John S. Chambers
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The NYS handgun licensing statute requires that an individual establish “proper cause” for the issuance of a concealed carry handgun license. (Penal Law § 400.00[2][f]).  Many clients ask: “What precisely is the definition of ‘proper cause?’”Firstly, a blog about “proper cause” must necessarily start by informing or reminding the reader…

What makes a GREAT lawyer?

  • January 29th, 2014
  • John S. Chambers
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Finding and choosing a good gun licensing attorney is just like the search for any other kind of attorney.  Here is what makes a great lawyer: EXPERIENCE REPUTATION PERSEVERANCE PASSION COURAGE EXPERIENCE:  What makes a good gun licensing lawyer is someone who has spent years both practicing before the Pistol…