Renewing Pistol Permits In Broome County

By Julianne Sweeney

Renewing Pistol Permits In Broome County

July 22, 2010 Updated May 12, 2009 at 5:12 PM EST

The Broome County Sheriff's Office is encouraging gun owners to renew their pistol permits.

The Sheriff's Office says it asks people to voluntarily renew every 10 years.

But, there's no system or process in place to notify people when its time.

People often renew because it's a paper permit and needs to be replaced if torn or ripped.

The Sheriff's Office says it has seen a spike in permit renewals following the ACA shootings.

"It triggered them to actually pull it out of their wallet or their purse and actually look at it and say 'Eh, you know what? I've gotten married or I've moved or I've done this or I've done that and I haven't told anybody." said Officer Brian Curtis.

There are close to 22-thousand pistol permit holders in Broome County.

The Sheriff's Office says it has renewed more than 200 permits since January.

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