Lots and lots of back and forth rhetoric on this forum.
Let's look at the current state of things -
Despite the game playing and dancing around, NYS LAW DOES make provisions for plain vanilla concealed carry. Sure, licensing, muscle headed cops getting in the middle of it, and blah, blah blah, but the reality is that NYS LAW is more so on the good side of the second amendment as opposed to the bad side (un-SAFE Act excluded).
So why are we so justifiably pissed off and complaining?
Our county government has the ability to stick itself in the middle of the whole shooting match and are they are primary the ones that are screwing us over. NYS says we are good-to-go with our NYS concealed carry license, but then these local clowns pop up and have the dictatorship like power to say "no, no, no".
Forget about Trump, Hillary, Chuckie Shumer, Cuomo, and so on. If you live in Suffolk, Bellone is your worse 2A enemy out there. If you live in Nassau, Mangano (who is currently under criminal indictment) is his partner in crime.
County government is a much smaller "pond", and the players are much smaller "fish". Our fight for our 2A rights needs to be concentrated on county government. A year to get a useless, watered down concealed carry license isn't even good enough to be a joke. We need to demand our plain vanilla NYS concealed carry licenses. PERIOD.
Complain to these clowns - every day if need be. They are the perpetrators of this crime against our rights.