Interesting tactic - the fee for NYC is much, much higher than in other NY regions. Thus the 2nd Amend Foundation is suing that it is a deliberate impediment to obtaining such.
It is also interesting that the fee doesn't go to processing the application - which might be defensible if it could be proven. Instead it goes to the police pension fund (not that they shouldn't have a pension fund). It would seem that this would be a feel good ploy.
Fun to see what happens.