pistol permits http://wrvo.org en Wait for a pistol permit in Onondaga County drops http://wrvo.org/post/wait-pistol-permit-onondaga-county-drops <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The wait for a pistol permit in </span>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County has steadily gotten better since a logjam was created in the wake of the passage of the NY SAFE Act.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A year ago, it took 15 months get an appointment with the </span>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Sheriff’s Department simply to apply for a pistol permit. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:17:35 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56863 at http://wrvo.org Cortland among counties to pull out of SAFE Act pilot program http://wrvo.org/post/cortland-among-counties-pull-out-safe-act-pilot-program <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>The Cortland County clerk’s office has backed out of a pilot run of a re-certification program for gun owners, part of the state’s stricter gun control laws, because it didn’t feel it was getting enough support from the state.</p><p>Under a provision of the January 2013 SAFE Act, current pistol permit holders must update their permits by 2018. That means verifying addresses and what weapons are owned.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:11:54 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54639 at http://wrvo.org Cortland among counties to pull out of SAFE Act pilot program Onondaga County hoping to speed up pistol permit waits http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-hoping-speed-pistol-permit-waits <p>Onondaga County residents who want to get a pistol permit, are still seeing waits of more than 14 months to get an initial interview needed to get that permit.&nbsp; But, county officials are expediting the purchase of a computer program that should move things along.<br><br>It'll be about a month before new software replaces the index cards Onondaga County Sheriff's deputies now use to process pistol permits, and start to make a dent in the wait for a permit hearing. County Legislator Kevin Holmquist says one of the reasons it took so long to award a contract for the software, was the state's new gun control law, called the NY SAFE Act. Wed, 29 May 2013 13:21:25 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38615 at http://wrvo.org "Opt-out" deadline for NY gun law passed, with backlog of applications http://wrvo.org/post/opt-out-deadline-ny-gun-law-passed-backlog-applications <p>As the deadline for the "opt-out" portion of the New York SAFE Act passed Wednesday, the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department was still wading through thousands of forms from gun owners who don't want their pistol permit information available to the public.&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu, 16 May 2013 13:11:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 37929 at http://wrvo.org