Below you’ll find an updated image of counties that have passed resolutions against the NY SAFE Act and those that are pending. As you can see a very LARGE majority of the state has spoken out against the SAFE act.
If you haven’t been following http://www.nysaferesolutions.com/ you may not know that most of the counties in NYS have approved resolutions speaking out AGAINST the NY SAFE Act. There are very few counties left where a resolution hasn’t been at least proposed. Unexpectedly most of them are in the NYC area. Even Albany county has a resolution proposed. If your county is in the “proposed” category make sure you show up to any meetings and advocate for it! These resolutions hold no legal sway (even if every county in NYS were to speak out against the SAFE Act it wouldn’t actually change anything immediately). However, with so many counties speaking against it, it just goes to show how very little our legislators are actually listening to their constituents. If they had been, this act would have never passed.
According to Utah state senate bill SB36, proposed on 1/25/11 by Senator John L. Valentine and passed in 2/14/11, they have added verbiage that prevents non-resident permits from people living in states that do not have reciprocity with Utah. Considering NY does not recognize Utah permits, New York residents will no longer be able to apply for Utah non-resident permits.
This begins on May 10 2011 and beginning January 1 2012, it also applies to renewals of permits by non-residents. Your only chance is to try to get your permit before May 10th, and you’d have it for 5 years, or just go straight for your Florida state non-resident permit.
I’m not sure I can comment on why they would be doing this other than being fed up with non-resident permits as a whole. However, even by their estimates the state will lose $250K+ per year in fees alone. Either way this doesn’t seem to be a positive direction for for the second amendment.