There’s actually something coming out of Albany lately that I’m pretty impressed with.
A few years ago, the Safe Act was passed.
It was a royal screwing of the 2nd Amendment and I can’t stand it.
One of its requirements was that pistol permits would have to be recertified every 5 years, but without any details we were left to wonder how that process would work.
And we’ve waited and waited and waited for clarification over the last few years.
Then finally, at the start of this year, the New York State Police launched a website for pistol permit recertification.
I’ve not yet done mine, but I’ve spoken to a lot of people who’ve done theirs and across the board they’ve been pleased with the experience.
Now, I don’t believe we should have to recertify but it is what it is and the law is the law.
And it seems as though the state police have gone to great lengths to ensure that this is a quick, painless, efficient undertaking; one that intrudes on people and their time in a minimal fashion.
Everything else related to the Safe Act has been a repulsive, heartbreaking train wreck.
I despise this law and everything it represents about oppression of our freedom.
But the troopers had this duty, to find a way to recertify permits, and I’m thankful that they found a way that’s agreeable to all.