First time posting after long time lurking!I feel very hopeless and frustrated here in northern New York. I have a " restricted" permit, I feel it is discriminatory, unequal treatment under the law that I cannot defend myself, my property, my family with a handgun, but other citizens only a few miles from here in other counties can! I have held a permit here with out incident for over 20 years, I am a tax paying, law-abiding professional, with Army, AirForce and even County Sherrif expericence in Ct! I wrote the most courteous letter to my"Issuing authority" (Long time local Democratic judge...same one in fact that gave me my permit 20 years ago) He did not even bother to respond! I have been advised that I should not even attempt to do that and also to avoid signing on to a possible class action lawsuit that may get started up here...because the Judge has absolute ability to simply pull my permit, even just for pissing him off.( and there is some indication he would be willing to do so) I'm not looking for a answer here, just venting, I guess. I do not see any real relief from this situation in the near term and its really sad that a judge has so much power to cause fear for law-abiding citizens of NY.