<<And on top of that, nearly 30 years after I had left NY, they tracked me down, and sent me a letter stating that, since I was no longer a NYS resident, they wanted the permit BACK! YES, the little card! And, they wanted to know what happened to the guns listed on it! I thought that just a tad obsessive. And that was from an "upstate" county!>>
You are kidding? I too have a NYS handgun permit from Monroe county, which btw do not have an expiry date. Had to jump through the same hoops you did. I left NYS in 1989 for AZ, and the 2 handguns I had on my permit was long since sold or traded. Any communication from them I will treat with contempt, and either will not comply, or act like I have alzheimers.
I don't have time for busy people