Pistol permit holders in NY face recertification deadline

(WBNG) — New York residents who obtained their pistol permit before January 15, 2013 have one year to renew their license.According to state officials, the New York Safe Act brought changes to firearms law that require pistol permit holders to recertify every five years.If your license was issued before January 15, 2013, the date the NY SAFE Act went into effect, the deadline for recertification is January 31, 2018. If your license was issued on or after January 15, 2013, the deadline to recertify is five years after the date the license was issued.New York State Police say they will be sending out letters to people who must recertify their pistol permit.More information can be found by visiting safeact.ny.gov or by calling 1-855-LAW-GUNS.

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