PISTOL PERMIT PROPERLY REVOKED BY FAMILY COURT.
The Third Department determined Family Court properly revoked petitioner's pistol permit:
Here, the evidence included the report of a police investigator who interviewed both petitioner and his former spouse regarding the 2008 domestic dispute. The former spouse recounted that, during a heated dispute over the status of their marriage, petitioner punched several holes in the wall, removed his pistol from a drawer in his bedroom, began to load it and told her that “he was going to give her something to call the police about.” Contrary to petitioner's claim, respondent was entitled to rely on the hearsay statements contained in the report … . Although petitioner denied threatening his former spouse and testified that he was merely packing the gun with the rest of his belongings in an effort to leave the marital home, respondent expressly found the former spouse's account to be more credible, and we defer to such credibility determinations … . Accordingly, we find no abuse of discretion in respondent's determination that petitioner handled his pistol in an irresponsible manner and that revocation of his permit was therefore justified … . Matter of Schmitt v Connolly, 2016 NY Slip Op 03775, 3rd Dept 5-12-6
PISTOL PERMITS (PISTOL PERMIT PROPERLY REVOKED BY FAMILY COURT)