Hi, I live in upstate NY (Washington County), and the pistol permit I've held for 18 years is stamped with the restriction "For hunting and target shooting only". My research (New York's Firearms and Weapons Laws, 2nd edition) shows the restrictions to be not exactly legal, but also that they have held up in court. After 10 years of holding a permit, you can ask to have the restrictions removed so it becomes a normal CCW permit. I stopped at the County Sheriff's office today to apply for a replacement for my tattered old permit, so I asked about removing the restrictions. The clerk told me to have the restrictions removed, I need to write a letter to the Captain in charge of that department and explain why I'd like to have them removed. Can anyone suggest some things I might include in my letter? I'd like to get some ideas on how to best approach the subject.... Good shooting, desmobob Wanna kill these ads? We can help!