Originally Posted by HonestChieffan
I am so glad I no longer live there. Somewhere I still have my firearm owner card I had to get as a kid so I could buy shotgun shells and 22 rounds,
You take the good with the bad, I guess. I'm in Naperville, so there aren't any restrictions on ownership. There are several decent gun shops/pistol ranges in the area. I just wish the nearest rifle range wasn't all the way down by Ottawa.
One of my best friends visited from New York last month - took him to the range and got him hooked on shooting. The restrictions they place on people in New York (City - I assume it's saner upstate) are absolutely Draconian. $400 for a handgun license, takes 6-9 months to be approved, and then you have to renew it every three years for another $400. And that's separate from a rifle license, which isn't quite as expensive, but it's basically illegal to own anything that could even be remotely construed as an assault rifle. I can't even imagine how that's legal.