Wrong. The main attitude in major cities in NY does, not the law. in smaller cities and rural areas, most CLEOs hand out CC Permits like float riders in parades pass out candy. In my old county, most have theirs within 3 months, and there are not a lot of barring factors, to obtaining one, mostly the expense, as it is a lifetime permit. Yes, you have to update your information every 5 years, but, you still only pay for it once. My uncle got his in 1974, dad in 1991, mom in 1992, myself in 1998, and my wife in 2005. One time payment, even for dad, who had to update in 2018. It's the mindset that LE is there tpo protect you, that causes the unarmed victims, or in the case of NYC, them being willing to issue home licenses, but almost always refuse CC ones. And in that case, you have to renew it, every three years. In the real NY, people get trained, submit their application, get their LTC, buy a handgun, and then carry it, and they are willing to use it, if need be. Out of the people I know there, 8 out of 10 have a permit, and regularly carry. I'm not saying the laws there are not BS, or that I support them, far from it, but the laws are not the main issue, making people not carry, as NY has a very short list of where you can't carry. Generally speaking, with a few exceptions, if you can be there legally in NY, you can do so armed.