“Proper Cause” Letter Writing Service

Unrestricted Pistol Permit

Onondaga County, New York – Unrestricted Pistol Permit

So you want to obtain the unicorn of New York State pistol permits? Do your friends recite the typical “The judge in my county only issues sportsman restrictions”? Most attorneys charge more than $500 to assist you in capturing the illusive unrestricted permit! For a fraction of the cost military veteran, law enforcement officer, firearms, and self-defense instructor Matt Mallory will help you to craft that perfect letter to your judge.

Read what our clients say about us helping to get them unrestricted permits:

"PS&Ed staff were more than helpful in assisting me while I was applying for an upgrade to a pistol permit with no restrictions. Matt is extremely knowledgeable on gun safety, laws, and the 2nd Amendment. After a long 2 years of trying to obtain my carry permit, I received my full carry permit and I could not have done it without the confidence, expertise, and care of Matt and his team. He really cares about your interests and will not give up until your goal is achieved, or if all ideas are outsourced. What started 2 years ago for me as an interest in target shooting has become a desire to live a lifestyle in carrying responsibly, and to become a supporter in promoting change to some of New York's difficult laws on purchasing, acquiring, inheriting, owing, and possessing firearms. My advice to all for acquiring an unrestricted pistol permit is to enroll in the Handgun Safety and NRA Basic Pistol courses. Keep taking classes with Matt, you will learn so much about guns, safety, and federal and state laws. You will also learn how to properly react in threatening situations; if you ever have to draw a weapon. Be patient with your judge, and instructor do not give up if you are denied the privilege of having an unrestricted pistol permit. It is an honored achievement when you can obtain an unrestricted pistol permit on your own with the courteous help of an instructor, rather than applying though cronyism." ~ Brandon B. from Clay, NY about our "Proper Cause" Letter Writing Service and many courses

I received my full carry permit…

"Excellent instruction. I have taken multiple courses from PS&ED; Article 35, SIMCO, USCCA, ETC… This not only helped get my restrictions removed but it provided realistic situational instruction as well as clear information regarding legal rights and responsibilities. This is NOT target shooting at the range. This is situational recognition, avoidance, engagement, legal ramifications, etc… I believe this is good experience for anyone wishing to carry unrestricted and I believe the judges look favorably on this type of instruction." ~ Paul from Liverpool, NY about many of our courses and helping to get his restriction removed

Excellent instruction.

"I think all the classes help but what put it over the top was the letter you wrote for me.You said everything I wanted to say but did not know how to put into the correct words. So thank you very much. I will spread the word to all I know looking to get a firearm permit the safe and correct way." ~ Jim from Syracuse, NY about our "Proper Cause" Letter Writing Service

…what put it over the top was the letter you wrote for me.

"I Took my handgun safety and Article 35 courses with PS&Ed. I now have my permit with no restrictions. Thanks Matt Mallory for your teaching and wisdom." ~ Erich from Onondaga, NY about our NY Handgun Safety and Article 35 Courses

I now have my permit with no restrictions.

"After taking your gun safety class I submitted my application for an unrestricted pistol permit. It was issued in March 2015 with no restrictions. My primary state of residence is Nevada where I have possessed a concealed firearm permit for the last 15 – 20 years. My second residence being New York where I have added 3 pistols to my permit. Keep up the good work, I have recommended you to many of my friends." ~ Rick from Manlius, NY about our NY Handgun Safety Course

Keep up the good work,

"Everything was awesome and extremely informational. Best investment I could have made! The knowledge was top notch and every question asked there was always an intelligent answer that was said. Would and have recommended to anyone wanting to get their pistol permit or just gain knowledge about the subject. Will definitely be taking more classes." ~ Andrew from Oswego, NY about our NY Handgun Safety Course, Article 35 Course, SIMCO-2 Course, and Proper Cause Letter Service

Best investment I could have made!

"I got approved for concealed carry with no restrictions, in Onondaga county. Thanks for having me attend. I'll be in your multi-state course in the future." ~ Ryan from Liverpool, NY about our NY Handgun Safety Course

I got approved for concealed carry no restrictions…

The process of procuring a concealed carry handgun license, for most, is a long and arduous journey which requires patience and documentation. Add to this, wanting a pistol permit with no restrictions, have many feeling like it’s a pipe dream! In some counties, it can be even more cumbersome, but worth the extra work.

Despite rumors, it does not cost more or typically take longer to get your initial permit approved. Nor will your permit be denied by simply asking for an unrestricted permit. However, you want to be careful not to irk your judge, like others have, by sending a letter once a month asking for their restriction to be removed. Doing so is not a wise decision and you must remember that the judge has discretion to revoke your permit! One good, well put together letter, is much better than a bunch of short ones.

The NY handgun licensing statute requires that an individual establish “proper cause” for the issuance of a concealed carry handgun license. (Penal Law § 400.00[2][f]). The problem is that licensing officers (judges in Upstate NY) interpret this statue differently. Therefore, crafting a good “proper cause” letter is important, since in some counties there are multiple judges deciding on permit restrictions and you don’t know which judge you will get. Matt has made it a goal to find out what each of the judges are looking for when you ask for an unrestricted pistol permit. He frequently meets with the judges and Sheriff to gather this information to pass it along to you.

To get started, fill out the below information form, then visit our payment page to make payment for this service. Shortly after, you will receive an email from us with detailed questions that will help us get a good feel about you and your life. Once we receive the completed questionnaire we will get started on your letter/reworked-letter. You can expect to receive your letter emailed to you within a week to three weeks, along with instructions on other documents you should include with your letter to your judge. We look forward to working with you. Contact us with any questions that you may have.

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