Wayne County Clerk Mike Jankowski and Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts recently announced a series of public meetings intended to help answer questions and lessen uncertainty regarding the pending commencement of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act pistol permit recertification process in New York state.
The sessions are scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Ontario Town Hall, 1850 Ridge Road; Oct. 10 at Wolcott Town Hall, 6070 Lake Ave.; Oct. 18 at Sodus Town Hall, 14 Mill St.; Oct. 24 at Newark Village Hall, 100 E. Miller St.; Oct. 30 at Walworth Town Hall, 3600 Lorraine Drive; and Nov. 1 at Galen Town Hall, 6 S. Park St., Clyde.
“The SAFE Act requiring pistol permit recertification is a complicated and confusing responsibility for Wayne County pistol permit holders and gun owners,” Jankowski said. “These sessions are an attempt to make this process as easy as possible and avoid future problems.”
The New York SAFE Act — which passed Jan. 15, 2013 — requires pistol permit holders to recertify their permitted handguns every five years. Permit holders are required to recertify their name, address and permitted handguns to New York State Police, whether they received a letter or not.
“The county clerk and I feel it is important to make ourselves available to assist pistol permit holders and other citizens with the New York SAFE Act recertification process, and take SAFE Act questions to avoid future complications or the loss of your pistol permit license,” Virts said.
For information, call 315-946-7470 or 315-946-5797, or email mjankowski@co.wayne.ny.us or bvirts@co.wayne.ny.us.