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For those closely following the Bruen decision, local 2nd Amendment politics, and for those concerned about their 2nd Amendment rights in New York. County Executive Bruce Blakeman, a so called republican, is ignoring calls from local constituents to implement constitutionally mandated changes to his pistol licensing process.

His office, and the Commissioner for Nassau County Police, are passing the buck, not based on the law, but based on political expedience - claiming that changes are contingent on guidance from the State. We've waited too long, essentially 100 years for Nassau County to get it right.

We have "republican" leadership in Nassau County, and if we can't fix it in Nassau County, what should we expect from democrat county executives?

Many of the obstacles in Nassau County are created locally, completely independent from any state laws - and the emails from New York State Police confirm this. Make your voices heard! Call Blakeman's office at 516-571-3131, and tell them to stop acting like REDCOATS! Stop with the excuses!
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For those closely following the Bruen decision, local 2nd Amendment politics, and for those concerned about their 2nd Amendment rights in New York. County Executive Bruce Blakeman, a so called republican, is ignoring calls from local constituents to implement constitutionally mandated changes to his pistol licensing process.

His office, and the Commissioner for Nassau County Police, are passing the buck, not based on the law, but based on political expedience - claiming that changes are contingent on guidance from the State. We've waited too long, essentially 100 years for Nassau County to get it right.

We have "republican" leadership in Nassau County, and if we can't fix it in Nassau County, what should we expect from democrat county executives?

Many of the obstacles in Nassau County are created locally, completely independent from any state laws - and the emails from New York State Police confirm this. Make your voices heard! Call Blakeman's office at 516-571-3131, and tell them to stop acting like REDCOATS! Stop with the excuses!
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This was someone who is pro 2A standing outside a gun shop for anyone willing to donate a firearm to send to Ukraine.
He is listening to Albany, waiting for guidance.
Now is the time to listen to your constituents and lift the restrictions for all the Nassau residents with a Target restriction to unrestricted.
 

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We have the same situation in Suffolk County with Steve Bellone and it is just passing the buck. The County Executive does NOT need guidance from the state in order to follow the ruling. The ruling is very simple, proper cause is unconstitutional. All the County Executive has to do is tell the Police Commissioner the COUNTY IMPOSED RESISTRICTIONS should no longer be enforced. It required no guidance from the state to impose them and no guidance from the state to remove them. Actually it's his Constitutional duty to remove them.
 

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This was someone who is pro 2A standing outside a gun shop for anyone willing to donate a firearm to send to Ukraine.
He is listening to Albany, waiting for guidance.
Now is the time to listen to your constituents and lift the restrictions for all the Nassau residents with a Target restriction to unrestricted.
We have the same situation in Suffolk County with Steve Bellone and it is just passing the buck. The County Executive does NOT need guidance from the state in order to follow the ruling. The ruling is very simple, proper cause is unconstitutional. All the County Executive has to do is tell the Police Commissioner the COUNTY IMPOSED RESISTRICTIONS should no longer be enforced. It required no guidance from the state to impose them and no guidance from the state to remove them. Actually it's his Constitutional duty to remove them.
Correct but, obviously, both are playing dumb and following their political interests in a state controlled by the Left.
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In Suffolk County, has anyone gotten any type of response from Steve Bellone or the SCPD Police Commissioner?
I have sent many emails, but have gotten ZERO response from either office.
Completely ignored.
Very, very weak.
 

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i have reached out to the suffolk county executives office with a friendly but stern email. Im not expecting any response lol. They are waiting to see if this injunction is put in place before they pull the trigger on anything. Or waiting to the 11th hour sep 1st then eventually they will start to move not fast but move. When your dealing with bureaucracy nothing gets done quickly especially when it dosnt fit there narrative but eventually it will happen thats a fact. Personaly im not making myself crazy until sep 1st right now your just pissing in the wind. But! i love the pressure keep on em
 

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Called Blakeman’s office and got redirected to call the police commissioners office.
 

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Correct but, obviously, both are playing dumb and following their political interests in a state controlled by the Left.
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Gary, The Police Department administration is not gun friendly to law abiding civilians.
The County Executive can direct the Police Commissioner to change the current rules. It’s true that each county clerk/judge can under state law make the rules for obtaining a pistol license.
With the new ruling from the Supreme Court, a New York resident with a Full Carry is able to Carry in NYC.
Many of the rulings under Bruen put an end to this.
 

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Gary, The Police Department administration is not gun friendly to law abiding civilians.
The County Executive can direct the Police Commissioner to change the current rules. It’s true that each county clerk/judge can under state law make the rules for obtaining a pistol license.
With the new ruling from the Supreme Court, a New York resident with a Full Carry is able to Carry in NYC.
Many of the rulings under Bruen put an end to this.
Can you clarify what you mean by "Many of the rulings under Bruen put an end to this"?

Prior to Bruen a NYS resident with a full carry license could not carry in NYC without an endorsement fom NYPD. Basically NYS made all of NYC a sensitive place for those with a license issued by a county outside NYC. Bruen is very likely going to end that practice. In fact Bruen is a step closer to national reciprocity.

In my opinion we are headed in the direction of licensing where the presumption is you have the right to carry and the only individuals barred from carrying are those that are federally prohibited. NYS will fight every step of the way but federal law as it stands today is taking us in that direction. Of course this is going to panic many of those that live in NY, CA and a few other states where the 2nd Amendment rights of it's citizens has been grossly infringed on for decades. But for the residents AND LE in FL, NH, GA, NC, VT, PA, TN, VA, TX, OK, UT, CO, AZ and dozens of other states there is no panic.
 

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Can you clarify what you mean by "Many of the rulings under Bruen put an end to this"?

Prior to Bruen a NYS resident with a full carry license could not carry in NYC without an endorsement fom NYPD. Basically NYS made all of NYC a sensitive place for those with a license issued by a county outside NYC. Bruen is very likely going to end that practice. In fact Bruen is a step closer to national reciprocity.

In my opinion we are headed in the direction of licensing where the presumption is you have the right to carry and the only individuals barred from carrying are those that are federally prohibited. NYS will fight every step of the way but federal law as it stands today is taking us in that direction. Of course this is going to panic many of those that live in NY, CA and a few other states where the 2nd Amendment rights of it's citizens has been grossly infringed on for decades. But for the residents AND LE in FL, NH, GA, NC, VT, PA, TN, VA, TX, OK, UT, CO, AZ and dozens of other states there is no panic.
Exactly what you were posting in every response. The Supreme Court Ruling has ended everything!
 

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In Suffolk County, has anyone gotten any type of response from Steve Bellone or the SCPD Police Commissioner?
I have sent many emails, but have gotten ZERO response from either office.
Completely ignored.
Very, very weak.
Bellone has went radio silent

He is a gunowner and even defended guns during his first election when the Medford pharmacy shooting took place.

Take that for what it’s worth. We all know when politicians get in office they focus on their own agenda not the voters
 

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Gary, The Police Department administration is not gun friendly to law abiding civilians.
The County Executive can direct the Police Commissioner to change the current rules. It’s true that each county clerk/judge can under state law make the rules for obtaining a pistol license.
With the new ruling from the Supreme Court, a New York resident with a Full Carry is able to Carry in NYC.
Many of the rulings under Bruen put an end to this.
Can you clarify what you mean by "Many of the rulings under Bruen put an end to this"?

Prior to Bruen a NYS resident with a full carry license could not carry in NYC without an endorsement fom NYPD. Basically NYS made all of NYC a sensitive place for those with a license issued by a county outside NYC. Bruen is very likely going to end that practice. In fact Bruen is a step closer to national reciprocity.

In my opinion we are headed in the direction of licensing where the presumption is you have the right to carry and the only individuals barred from carrying are those that are federally prohibited. NYS will fight every step of the way but federal law as it stands today is taking us in that direction. Of course this is going to panic many of those that live in NY, CA and a few other states where the 2nd Amendment rights of it's citizens has been grossly infringed on for decades. But for the residents AND LE in FL, NH, GA, NC, VT, PA, TN, VA, TX, OK, UT, CO, AZ and dozens of other states there is no panic.
Exactly what you were posting in every response. The Supreme Court Ruling has ended everything!
Bruen eliminated the ability of anyone to restrict handgun licenses, anywhere, other than court-acceptable "sensitive" places.

Bruen allows anyone, with a handgun license, other than a premises license, to carry in NYC or anywhere else. By incorporating the 14th into its decision, full reciprocity for all states and possessions is included, also. Under Bruen, NYS must recognize the handgun licenses of all other states and Constitutional carry, for citizens of those states which have enacted same. Bruen included full reciprocity, by incorporating the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th.

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Bruen eliminated the ability of anyone to restrict handgun licenses, anywhere, other than court-acceptable "sensitive" places.

Bruen allows anyone, with a handgun license, other than a premises license, to carry in NYC or anywhere else. By incorporating the 14th into its decision, full reciprocity for all states and possessions is included, also. Under Bruen, NYS must recognize the handgun licenses of all other states and Constitutional carry, for citizens of those states which have enacted same. Bruen included full reciprocity, by incorporating the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th.

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Gary, you are correct. It will take a few years for New York and other liberal states to get it done by legal challenges.
 

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Bruen eliminated the ability of anyone to restrict handgun licenses, anywhere, other than court-acceptable "sensitive" places.

Bruen allows anyone, with a handgun license, other than a premises license, to carry in NYC or anywhere else. By incorporating the 14th into its decision, full reciprocity for all states and possessions is included, also. Under Bruen, NYS must recognize the handgun licenses of all other states and Constitutional carry, for citizens of those states which have enacted same. Bruen included full reciprocity, by incorporating the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th.

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Gary, just asking please. Would the Heller wording that Felons do not have a Constitutional right to possess a firearm, permit licensing in New York? Even for out of staters who have "Constitutional Carry"? What I mean is, how would Law Enforcement know a person had a right to possess a firearm, unless they had something to prove they are not prohibited...i.e., pistol license, background check card...something.
 

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Peter:
Bruen did not provide felons with any more rights than they previously had. Its was not Heller which eliminated felons' rights to possess any firearms. That's been federal statutory law, for longer than I can remember. Felons loose their rights, to vote and to own firearms, upon conviction. Possession of any type of gun, by a felon, is another federal felony and, in some states, also a state felony.

It's easy, for any law enforcement officer, to instantly or almost instantly verify the convicted felon status of anyone in question, as they have access to criminal conviction databases not available to the general public. If a LEO was concerned, about the legal possession of a firearm, by any particular person, the LEO could request a verification of "felon status," via the databases, using the person's driver's license, other form of ID or, if that person was in custody, also via fingerprints. Constitutional carry did not provide felon with the ability to carry, either. Constitutional carry just allowed those, who were not convicted felons or who were not adjudicated as mentally incapacitated, to carry, without the need of having to obtain a license. Any felon, who is caught, in possession, in a Constitutional carry state, faces the same federal felony charges as in a "license" state.
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