I have been going through my permit proccess here in NY. I started the proccess January 3rd. I have been printed, back ground checked, sent to a class, paid all together 350 dollars and STILL am waiting to find out if/when I get it. Thankfully I live in a good county where you need to have a good reason NOT to get it, but I wish it wasn't such a hassle. I do know that the Sheriff has given me the go ahead, but then it has to be approved by the county judge...the best part is, if for some reason I get denied they get to keep my money!