pistol permits http://wrvo.org en 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