Rochester, N.Y. --- It was signed into law on Tuesday. By Thursday lines at the Monroe County Clerk’s Office were as long as they’ve ever been with many waiting for pistol permit applications, to make changes to their permit, and to find out what else they need to know in order to comply with this law.
"I have been here eight years and I think this is the busiest we have ever been,” Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo said. “I can't think of a time with respect to pistol permits and customers who come in for issues regarding their pistol permits, this has absolutely been the busiest time.”
While some aspects of the law can be understood, many wonder what process they’re supposed to go through in order to abide by that law.
"Most of these automatics, they don't make a 7-round clip,” Mark Massare of Webster explained. “So now they're saying you can have a 10-round clip and put seven in it, now does that mean you can have one in the chamber? Is that 8 now? Is that legal?”
"There's going to be hundreds of policemen that were told and had to buy Beretta, 9mm, with a 13 shot clip and those are now, under New York State Law, illegal,” Tom Parks a retired police officer said. “And we can only sell them out of state or transfer out of state, there's going to be a few issues.”