You have to admire the unrepentant chutzpah of this guy. Here's a cut and paste from the Edelmans pistol permit website, highlighting the most egregious frauds and fabrications.
Since 1968, over 35 years ago, Edelman's has been helping our customers navigate the tedious process of obtaining pistol permits. From our legendary store in Farmingdale, Long Island, we answered the call of our customers in assisting them in what has always been, and has become an increasingly difficult process. As our business grew to ultimately be the largest gun dealer in the world, this service was born out of necessity. We couldn't sell handguns unless permits were obtained first. In answer to the needs of our customers, our permit service was started. Since that time, we have been serving those needs of both individuals and businesses alike in obtaining these seemingly impossible to obtain permits.
Many people over the years have commented that the application process has been made deliberately difficult to obtain through the various issuing bodies. People have said that the paperwork is unfair and slanted toward denying every application made. Perhaps this is true. The specific language and precision with which these applications must be filled out is extremely difficult at best to untrained and inexperienced applicants. We have made it easy. With over thirty years of experience, our expertise has enabled us to get ten fold more permits for more people than anyone else ever in the business combined. We are unique. Problems like arrests, misdemeanors, DWI's and other background problems are easily overcome. Our success rate is staggering, virtually 100%. We offer a full refund if your permit is denied with our paperwork, we guarantee our work. All you have to do is tell the truth. Edelman's chooses not to work with people who have had felony convictions. We offer three free shooting ranges on Long Island. Our pistol club, Clearmeadow Pistol Club, of which you are automatically a member when you sign up, is the largest pistol club in the United States. Unlimited free private instruction from NRA certified instructors is included, as is unlimited practice time at all three of our ranges.
No one offers any of these services at any price. We take, and have always taken, tremendous pride in the reputation we have developed over the years. Police officers recommend us on a regular basis. They know us, as we know them. This mutual respect is something that can only be earned after decades of outstanding performance and service to the community. This is also a great source of pride for our entire company. In 1997, we closed our retail store in Farmingdale. Changing times led to dramatic reductions in hunting and fishing sales. For those of you who knew our immense store, it was a sad day indeed. At one time we had eight stores in the metro area. Perhaps it had to do with the views certain people held about the political correctness of hunting.
Perhaps the computer age became the recreational outlet for a new generation. Times changed, and we changed right along with them. The only constant was the increasing demand for pistol permits. As always, our total dedication and loyalty to our customers has led us to where we are today; still the biggest and best. Right now, legislators are trying to stop your ability to apply for new pistol permits. Spearheaded by Carolyn McCarthy, Charles Schumer & Hillary Clinton, the day may soon come where yet another constitutional right will be altered forever. When the World Trade Centers were completed in 1972, we were there for our customers. Now they have fallen, but not the spirit of the people of New York that we have and will continue to serve so proudly. We are truly at war. What will be next? Protect yourself with Edelman's, the very best there is. Call for information now!