Cant speak on NY but In NJ its very dependent on the municipality. I am not wealthy or elite and I dont have any issue getting permits. Fortunately for me I just happen to live in a town with a PD that has a good firearms unit. I have heard of nightmares though from folks in other townships. My FFL was telling he had a customer that took 6 months to get their handgun permits. It definitely happens.Supposedly it's much easier for the wealthy or elite to acquire permits up there
Guess lawmakers should have considered the overhead...I know that they are over worked and behind schedule. Our Governor has proposed steep price increases for the NICS fee. He claims that the state is loosing money on it but I don’t believe it. They get the work done in the hours they are pad to work. There’s no overtime, weekend hours or extra part timers helping out. That’s why at times of heavy volume, there a backlog. He just sees a place to hurt gun buyers and pad the state coffers.
Illinois... financial corruption? No... say it isn’t so... hahaha 🤣. Of course it’s Illinois.I'm guessing you are from Illinois. I have some family there that have been waiting over a year for their FOID (permission slip) to buy a gun. The entire state has one office to process applications. They do not return phone calls. They do not answer the phone. A large chunk (read that millions) gets arms swept off the table and put into the general fund for the state each year. Imagine if that was money designated for planned parenthood, or section 8, etc. Imagine if people were waiting a year for welfare assistance or unemployment. The media would be all over it.