Public comments for: Amendment to Premise Handgun License Rules

Comments

Comment:
I absolutely believe this proposal should go forth. The New York City Police Department should recognize that we also are the public. We’re responsible and trustworthy and have been vetted. Yet more importantly we are the ones who work within the confines of the law and recognize the responsibility of it .
Agency: NYPD
Comment:
In a truly free society this rule cannot stand. Firearm ownership is a right not a privilege. "The right to keep and BEAR arms shall not be INFRINGED." This rule is without doubt an infringement on the Second Amendment of our Constitution.
Agency: NYPD
Comment:
This is attemp to put a band aid on the problem. .. anything short of repeal is unacceptable, It’s a right not a privilege!
Agency: NYPD
Comment:
This rule change is too little, too late. NYC purposely makes it difficult and expensive (AKA infringement) for law abiding citizens just to get and maintain a premises license. You can't even get a carry license at all unless you are rich and famous and have connections. I'm looking forward to this SCOTUS case, and I hope they rule against NYC.
Agency: NYPD
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I think the state of NY needs to defend their gun laws. I don't want any changes to the law currently. I'd like to see this go to the Supreme Court. I'd really like to see the highest court in the nation decide this once and for all!
Agency: NYPD
Comment:
Those of you commenting about Premise Permit holders not being trusted to go to and from ranges exclusively obviously have no concept of the time, effort and cost associated with getting and maintaining a Permit in NYC. Anyone who has gone through this process I can promise you would not do anything to jeopardize this status. If the rule is from point A to point B that is what we will do. Although I may not agree with the strict CCW restrictions placed on New York City residents. I am a law abiding citizen who happens to have a Premise Permit, including 8 non resident pistol licenses in a addition NRA basics of pistol shooting conducted in a classroom and at the range under the guidance and supervision of an NRA-Certified Instructor. Additionally those of you who are looking to oppose this need to clearly understand the limited number of ranges here in the city and the limited resources we have for practice and to maintain our skills so that in the event that a home invasion does occur that we are prepared to protect ourselves as without causing unnecessary injury to others. This rule would simply allow already law abiding citizens concerned with being prepared to travel to a secondary home outside city limits with the gun in a proper locked container with the bullets stored elsewhere. This is not a proposal to have a free for all and should not be treated as if it is. I went through the vetting process and continue to be vetted daily to make sure I comply with the permits regulations why should I not be allowed to travel to a location to practice or to a secondary home that I pay additional rent and taxes for. My gun ownership along with being a 2nd amendment right also means I have a responsibility to maintain my skill and knowledge of the firearm I am in possession of. I maintain memberships in the GOA and support NYSRPA as well as continue to keep abreast of the latest safety and product releases. Although I do understand those of you opposing the rule to better serve the bigger picture to be decided by SCOTUS I personally support this proposal.
Agency: NYPD
Comment:
I do not support the proposed rule change, as it is a clear attempt to moot the NYSRPA v New York City case before it is heard by the United States Supreme Court. The wording of this proposal makes it clear that the Police Department does not have the overall safety of the public or the rights of citizens as a primary motivation for this change, but rather a deep-seated desire to deprive New Yorkers of their Second Amendment rights as effectively and thoroughly as possible. This is merely an attempt to dodge judicial review while maintaining as many unconstitutional laws as possible.
Agency: NYPD
Comment:
I am against this rule change, this change seems very arbitrary and not well thought out. Please do not allow this change to go through.
Agency: NYPD
Comment:
In addition to this new rule change, which I approve, you should also honor the NYS licenses as well. The fact that nyc doesn’t recognize its own State licenses is ludicrous, after all, legal gun owners have a much better safety record than illegal gun owners. You should make wholesale changes to gun ownership laws because the SCOTUS is clearly restoring our rights as citizens, despite your well intentioned attempt at creating a socialist state. The backbone of democracy is the implicit trust we have in each other. As a citizen, we have inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Defense of ones rights is implicit in the 1st Amendment and explicit (vis a vis Heller vs DC) in the Second Amendement to our Constitution. No local or state law may abrogate the Law of the Land. Lastly, while I am a firm believer in the capabilities of the NYPD, the police can only be in so many places at a time. If an invasion occurs, the home owner must be able to defend their life. If you strip them of that skill by limiting their access to gun range training, they will be less likely to defend themselves against criminals. So for all of these reasons and others, I support this change in NYC gun rules.
Agency: NYPD
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This law should not be changed. Not because it is a good law; it is blatantly unconstitutional. No, it should not be changed since this is a clear tactic to try to moot the SCOTUS case that is specifically looking into this law. After the SCOTUS decision, I would heavily support this law being repealed, if it wasn't already struck down by SCOTUS.
Agency: NYPD

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