The Law Offices of John S. Chambers
89 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10003
Representing New Yorkers in Firearms Licensing
Cases Since 1986
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN S. CHAMBERS clients include:
- Retired NYPD Officers
- Retired Correction Officers
- Retired Fire Marshalls
- Federal Officers
- Homeland Security Officers
- Movie Stars
- Radio Personalities
- Real Estate Managers
- Real Estate Owners
- Internet Entrepreneurs
- Small Business Owners
- High Profile Attorneys
- Security Officers
- The United Nations Security Force
- Gun Shop Owners
- Gun Range Owners
- Special Patrolmen
- Watch Guard Company Owners
- Retail Stores
- Wholesale Companies
- General Contractors
- And, people in all walks of life who seek a license/permit to hunt, recreational
target shoot, defend their home/business, or carry a concealed handgun.
Whether you are contemplating applying for a pistol license, or your are already licensed for pistol possession or carry, THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHN
S. CHAMBERS can assist you with:
Pistol License Application Process
Rifle/Shotgun Application Process
and any and all other issue which might be raised within the Pistol License Division
THING AS A 'PERSONAL CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE' IN NYC
We receive numerous calls throughout the
year seeking information on how one can obtain a "personal" concealed handgun license in NYC. For the average
citizen, this DOES NOT exist. If you seek a concealed handgun license in NYC, you must establish the statutorily requisite
mandates of showing "proper cause." In NYC, the NYPD has essentially defined "proper cause," as the carrying
of substantial cash sums (or the equivalent of cash) on a regular basis.
If you cannot show a business need, your application could be refused at the time of presentment.
Even high profile lawyers and celebrities who have retained our services, are being issued concealed handgun licenses
based upon the risk involved in what they do for a living.
you may have been told by a so-called "pistol license consultant" that you can "carry" your handgun,
if you procure a premise license in NYC. Take if from a professional and a true specialist, you are being giving wrong
and dangerous advice. If you are issued a premise license by the NYPD, you are allowed to go to a NYC pistol
range to shoot whenever you would like. However, you must do so with the handgun unloaded and carried in a locked container.
If you carry your handgun outside of the legal restrictions of the handgun license you have been issued, you could
be subject to arrest. In fact, you could charged with CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM. Unfortunately, you may
even be convicted of that charge (notwithstanding that there are legal impediments to such a prosecution, since you are a
pistol licensee-- most lawyers, judges and DAs are not aware of this fact).
contact link: Gun Licensing Lawyer
All Clients of the Chambers Law Firm Say: |
John S. Chambers, Esquire, a former New York City prosecutor, has been practicing
law before the New York City Police Department, Pistol License Division, since 1986.
Mr. Chambers specializes in all phases of pistol licensing from the initial application through the
challenging of a final agency action in New York State Supreme Court, and into the appeals process in the Appellate Division,
and Court of Appeals.
Having argued at ALL levels of the New York Court system, including the highest Court,
the New York State Court of Appeals, located in Albany, Mr. Chambers is a highly experienced litigator.
lawyer who claims to be a "pistol licensing" attorney has had as much experience in the realm of licensing and litigation,
as has Mr. Chambers.
Before specializing in the field of firearms licensing, Mr. Chambers was a New York City
assistant district attorney. Both as a prosecuting attorney, and a defense attorney, in his early career, he tried felony
and misdemeanor cases, including jury trials, and homicides.
While his practice before the Pistol License Division
began in 1986, he did not commence ANY litigation in connection with the denial of a pistol license, or a revocation thereof,
against the NYPD until 1993.
During the years 1986-1993, the License Division operated in a fair and equitable
manner. During this period, the were clear "standards" by which this law firm could measure the likelihood of an
applicant's (or licensee's) success. The gaps in the New York State handgun licensing statute were filled in, at least during
this time period, by internal policies which were both predictable, and reasonable.
Since then, the entire process
has become more and more arbitrary, leaving the licensee and applicant without much guidance.
In Mr. Chambers'
very first lawsuit against the Police Department in 1993, (before 1993, lawsuits were not necessary against the Pistol License
Division, as the agency acted reasonably, and without arbitrariness) he challenged the Pistol License Division's denial of
a concealed handgun license to a 24 hour gas station owner.
The Pistol License Division erroneously claimed that 1) the applicant failed to distinguish
himself from countless others in every conceivable occupation without the benefit of a concealed handgun license, and
2) there was already one carry license issued to the business.
Almost immediately after Mr. Chambers commenced an Article
78 lawsuit, and his law firm's litigation papers were filed in New York State Supreme Court, the case was swiftly settled
by the city and the applicant was immediately issued a second N.Y.C. concealed handgun license for his business enterprise.
Since then, Mr. Chambers has assisted thousands of individuals who have
faced issues relating to their firearms licenses, or in connection with their firearms license applications. His reputation
speaks for itself, as does his record.
The Handgun Licensing Process in NYC is a Complex Maze
The NYC handgun license application looks deceptively simple. However, in reality, both the application, and
the process itself can be daunting and tantamount to a mine field; not surprising, as the government's agenda quite often
seems to be to dissuade and discourage you. Consequently, if you are serious about obtaining a handgun license
or a rifle/shotgun permit in a New York City, you owe it to yourself to consider hiring an expert attorney in the field.
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN S. CHAMBERS IS THE
LAW FIRM or LAWYER
DEDICATED TO GUN LICENSING ISSUES IN NYC
The New York
City Police Department has a job to do. And, depending upon who the mayor is, the NYPD will act accordingly with regards
to pistol license applications, and pistol licenses in general.
If you know our NYC mayor: HE IS CONSIDERABLY ANTI-GUN.
We believe the mayor includes
the law-abiding citizen in his anti-gun position.
THE CHAMBERS LAW FIRM TO ASSIST YOU AT ANY STAGE OF THE PROCESS.