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Old January 30, 2009, 01:17 PM   #3
Join Date: January 20, 2009
Posts: 26
You've got nothing to lose by trying. However, you should know that part of your background check will involve the NYS Dept. of Mental Hygeine. In all likelihood they will have records of any court ordered psych visits and drug counseling. Depending on what county you live in, you may be asked on the application if you have ever taken anti-depressant medication. That's the latest tactic by the prohibit as many people as possible from getting permits. NYS has been tracking prescription information for several years now (since 2005 or 2006...I'm not sure exactly when it started). Every physician in NY has state issued presription pads with a bar code at the somewhere up in Albany there's a database of anything you've been prescribed, the dose, and the doc who gave it to you. Exactly who has access to this info isn't clear...your guess is as good as mine, but I'd bet money that pistol licensing officers are probably on that list.

Good luck.
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