Holy smokes! That wasn't a ref check, it was a proctology exam. Is Monroe county difficult overall?All my references were called. Wanted to know about my drinking habits, any aggressive behavior, relationship with my wife, drug use and more that I've forgotten about.
They also called my wife and asked her even more. Did she know I was getting a permit? How did she feel about it? Was I ever physically abusive to her?
Then they called me. What was my reason for getting a handgun? How long have I hunted? How do I secure my firearms? Pretty thorough, perhaps excessively so. It took 10 months to get my permit. I live in upstate NY.