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Sheriff's office flooded with pistol permits amidst gun law

January 30, 2013
BY?ERIC?TICHY ( , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

MAYVILLE - The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is being bombarded with pistol permit requests.

So much so, part-time help may be brought in to handle the additional workload, Chautauqua County Undersheriff Charles Holder told the legislature's Public Safety Committee on Wednesday.

In a five-day span, well more than 150 pistol permit applications have been requested - the direct result of New York's sweeping gun-control legislation, Holder said. The uncertainty surrounding the comprehensive and controversial bill is also causing a flood of calls to local police.

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