Erie County SCOPE announces change to pistol permit application rules

The following press release was received from SCOPE on Thursday.  While the Pistol Permit Office had been gradually moving in this direction, it is now official policy.

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Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:43:39 -0400 Subject: Erie County Pistol Permit Character References From: scope.erieco.ny@gmail.com To:

To all Erie County Members:

I am pleased to announce that Pistol Permit Supervisor Will Fowler and Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard have agreed that when the Sheriff’s Dept is the investigating agency, applicants will no longer have to have all their character references from the same town they reside in.  We have brought this issue up to the Pistol Permit dept. on a number of occasions recently and appreciate the cooperation and action taken by Supervisor Fowler and Sheriff Howard. Erie County SCOPE announces change to pistol permit application rules