This is partially correct. No county has the authority to allow you to keep a NYS CCW poermit once residency in another state is established. You must eventually surrender your CCW permit if you move out of the state. Or don't if you don't want to but the permit is no longer valid. You may keep a PREMISE PERMIT ONLY if you still maintain a business location in the state but the gun must be kept at the location. You may not carry it. NY will grant a premise permit to a non-resident who maintains a business location within the state. NY only grants CCW permits to residents. There are no non-resident CCW permits and no reciprocity with other states. No non-resident may carry a handgun in NYS unless traveling to or from a sanctioned event or class (NYS PL265.20). No county may deviate from NYS Penal law and offer a CCW to a non-resident. Period. I can't advise on your friend's permit other than to tell you something is wrong.Here is the Greene county sheriffs #518-943-3300. Please call to verify for yourself.
I spoke to a detective at length who is in charge of the permits in Greene County. He stated it is solely up to the discretion of each county whether it is their policy to allow for their residents to keep a NYS pistol permit while moving to another state. You have to be a resident (ie driver's lic & registered voter) of Greene county for a minimum of six months prior to moving. Many counties of NYS don't allow this, such as Westchester and Dutchess. Ulster also allows for you to keep your NYS permit when moving out of state(as of 2 years ago). This I know for a fact, because I worked with someone who had a NYS pistol permit and than moved and became a permanent resident of SC and was able to keep his NYS permit. He visited months later and I saw his NYS permit with a Myrtle Beach, SC address. Ulster county has the new plastic permits so I new it wasn't a fake and I assume I wasn't blind. LOL
We're not interested in a specific county's opinion. He's not an attorney and should not be advising you on matters of law. i suggest you consult with an attorney specializing in NY firearm law. We provide services to residents of every county in NYS, including legal representation before the judges. You're looking for some encouragement that you can carry after losing residency and it's just not so. You cannot have a CCW in NYS unless you are a resident. Period. I gave you the sections of the penal law (not code) that apply to your situation. Reread this. It is very specific about residency and proper addresses.with all due respect what you have highlighted in bold, is the penal code referring for applicants of a NYS pistol permit, this has nothing to do with a NYS resident that has already been granted a NYS pistol permit.
Will the Ulster county clerk and judge that approved the keeping of the NYS permit with the new South Carolina address over two years go to jail than? I think not.
I am not sure what county you are from but, I suggest calling the Greene County Sheriffs office to verify for yourself. The Greene county office specifically stated that their is nothing in the penal code that specifys that a resident has to give up their NYS pistol permit when a NYS resident moves. Greene & Ulster County are therefore using that lack of specification in the penal code for their county residents who already have a NYS pistol permit in their counties and are moving out of New York State to reissue NYS permits with the new non NYS address. The Greene County Sheriffs office said that this is a fairly new interpretation of the penal code and they are following suite. As far as I know Green & Ulster Counties may be the only in the State that do this. I have called Westchester and Dutchess and they do not allow it.
All my education and I can't help those who choose to remain ignorant. A smart man takes the advice of those who know the subject matter. You'll understand when you file the address change and it's revoked. Otherwise you'll find out if you're indicted on PL 265.02 and 175.30. We'll contact the Greene County sheriff next week. If he advises incorrectly we'll notify the solicitor general of his actions. We take this very seriously. Can't have this mutt running around giving out legal advice.@BCI
Bottom line what I have said is fact