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Clerk added in Saratoga County to address backlog on pistol permits

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Saratoga County Sheriff James D. Bowen will be allowed to hire another civil clerk to help the Sheriff’s Department deal with a backlog of pistol permit applications attributed to the NY SAFE Act. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee on Tuesday authorized Bowen to fill a vacant position in his civil office to help deal with more than 600 pending pistol permit applications. “We’re trying to get the backlog reduced, and we’re falling further ...

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April 10, 2013
1:43 p.m.

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Saratoga County has no money to take care of seniors (selling its nursing home to private concerns), but it has money to spend to make sure that a clear and distinct minority of County residents (16,000 out of a population of 223,000) can get their pistol permits a little bit faster. Tell me this isn't just politics at work. Interesting, too, that Wormuth has her hands in this one too. As for Bowen's comment, the only nightmare is for the 200,000 in the county who don't want pistols having to subsidize the convenience of that small number that do.