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http://www.newsday.com/long-island/gun-ownership-more-concentrated-in-suffolk-than-nassau-data-shows-1.10633573 Article says that law enforcement authorities issued 107,353 handgun permits on Long Island as of the end of 2014. If that is accurate, it is a good sign. However, I wonder if they mean individual purchase documents for pistols? Either way, the more the merrier. Keep taking people shooting, get them into the sport and the numbers will continue to rise - that is the only way to shut down the anti-gun crowd in this ridiculous state.
 

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There was a steady stream of guys at Yaphank today both times I went there. Mostly getting purchase docs.
 

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They mentioned per zip code.
I wonder how they were able to obtain that info if everyone filed the exemption for FOIL requests.
Probably by being logical... the exemption keeps PERSONAL information private, but they can still give out demographic info.
 

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There was a steady stream of guys at Yaphank today both times I went there. Mostly getting purchase docs.
One of those guys was probably me. I did the whole shuffle in about 2.5 hours. Was done around 1230
 
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"This data comes from the Nassau County Police Department, Suffolk County Police Department for western Suffolk and the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department for eastern Suffolk, and illustrates handgun permits as of late last year."

Article states permit numbers that were collected - not purchase documents.
 

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Handgun ownership on Long Island is more concentrated in Suffolk County than Nassau County, according to data obtained from law enforcement agencies in both counties.

The data, organized by ZIP code, show that Suffolk County communities -- such as North Babylon with ZIP code 11703, Great River with 11739 and Peconic with 11958 -- contained 10 or more handgun permits per 100 people. Meanwhile most Nassau County areas have up to four permits per 100 people.

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Law enforcement authorities issued 107,353 handgun permits on Long Island as of the end of 2014, the data shows.

Executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Leah Gunn Barrett credited the difference in handgun ownership data to population density.

"Suffolk County is more rural than Nassau County and there tends to be more permitted guns in less populated areas outside of major cities," Barrett said.

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Gary Hungerford, board member of the Suffolk Alliance of Sportsmen, attributes it to the lower cost of firearm permits in Suffolk County.



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"The cost in Nassau is $200 every five years, while in Suffolk it's only $10" every five years, Hungerford said. "County government gets to set the price."

This data comes from the Nassau County Police Department, Suffolk County Police Department for western Suffolk and the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department for eastern Suffolk, and illustrates handgun permits as of late last year.

Fordham Law School professor and firearms specialist Nicholas Johnson noted that the number of registered gun carriers nationwide has in fact increased, but this is no indication of a crime increase.

"Since the beginning of formal data collection in the 1940s, the number of guns per capita has increased steadily," Johnson said. "Over that same period, gun crime has stayed with the same narrow range."

The data, however, only depicts the number of legal handgun permits on Long Island because accurately quantifying illegally owned guns is impossible.


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Ari Freilich, an attorney at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said New York State is a leader in safe gun laws.

"In 2014, New York had the fifth highest score [according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence's annual state review], meaning that it had the fifth strongest gun laws among the 50 states," Freilich said. "New York had the fourth lowest rate of gun deaths in the nation."
 

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Handgun ownership on Long Island is more concentrated in Suffolk County than Nassau County, according to data obtained from law enforcement agencies in both counties.

The data, organized by ZIP code, show that Suffolk County communities -- such as North Babylon with ZIP code 11703, Great River with 11739 and Peconic with 11958 -- contained 10 or more handgun permits per 100 people. Meanwhile most Nassau County areas have up to four permits per 100 people.


Law enforcement authorities issued 107,353 handgun permits on Long Island as of the end of 2014, the data shows.

Executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Leah Gunn Barrett credited the difference in handgun ownership data to population density.

"Suffolk County is more rural than Nassau County and there tends to be more permitted guns in less populated areas outside of major cities," Barrett said.

Gary Hungerford, board member of the Suffolk Alliance of Sportsmen, attributes it to the lower cost of firearm permits in Suffolk County.

"The cost in Nassau is $200 every five years, while in Suffolk it's only $10" every five years, Hungerford said. "County government gets to set the price."

This data comes from the Nassau County Police Department, Suffolk County Police Department for western Suffolk and the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department for eastern Suffolk, and illustrates handgun permits as of late last year.

Fordham Law School professor and firearms specialist Nicholas Johnson noted that the number of registered gun carriers nationwide has in fact increased, but this is no indication of a crime increase.

"Since the beginning of formal data collection in the 1940s, the number of guns per capita has increased steadily," Johnson said. "Over that same period, gun crime has stayed with the same narrow range."

The data, however, only depicts the number of legal handgun permits on Long Island because accurately quantifying illegally owned guns is impossible.

Ari Freilich, an attorney at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said New York State is a leader in safe gun laws.

"In 2014, New York had the fifth highest score [according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence's annual state review], meaning that it had the fifth strongest gun laws among the 50 states," Freilich said. "New York had the fourth lowest rate of gun deaths in the nation."
 

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The follow up article will be "And here are the names and addresses of those gun owners..........."
 
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I guess it helps to read further. Looked at article quickly and saw that 100k+ permits issued in 2014 - didn't see the "as of". Sorry. In retrospect, that number is too low - remember to take a friend shooting (start with rifle, get them hooked then encourage pistol application.) As for the regional breakdown, I guess the FOIL exemption is only for name and address of actual licensee, not the number of permits in any given town or by zip code. I envy all the dark purple towns - mine is too light!!!
 
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