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Warning, and advice to gun owners from Allegany County Sheriff
February 7, 2018
For Immediate Release:
As those of you who are pistol
permit holders may already be aware, January
31st was the date by which many people should have submitted their pistol permit recertification
to the New York State Police. If you obtained a pistol permit before January 15, 2013, then January
31st was the last day you were to submit your recertification.
For those of you who obtained a pistol permit after January 15, 2013,
you must recertify by the 5 year anniversary date from when you originally
obtained your permit. At this time many permit holders from Allegany County
have failed to recertify as required.
I know many people (including myself)
are angry about this law, and are skeptical of its ultimate intent, but I must
impress upon you the importance of complying with the law and
recertifying. At this time no
enforcement action is being taken against those who did not recertifybefore the deadline and the State
Police will still accept your
However much you may disagree
with the SAFE Act and its aims, please do not jeopardize your eligibility to
possess a pistol in the future by failing to follow the law. The State
Police are available to answer any questions about the recertification process
you may have.