Our edited version of the 2010 pistol permittee database is in about fourteen files the links to which are in a list at the bottom of this page. We consolidated the original, master database (which had been two files, "old" and "new") into one file, eliminated duplicate lines, and, in a tiny number of lines, added brief comments. The initial, resultig file was so huge that web browsers choked on it, so we broke it into about fourteen, smaller files, which are linked to at the bottom of this page.
Incidentally, Cryptome provides a geographical file, seemingly made by deleting (from the original database) all lines without a street address, then adding longitudes and latitudes. At the bottom of this page, we link to our edited copy of that geographical file.
Permittees are not necessarily government officers although many are. As far as we know, a pistol permit is a requirement to own a pistol in New York State regardless of whether the weapon is a CCW (concealed carry weapon). Not every address below is a home address.
Some permittees have an address outside New York; for example, in the states of California and Florida, and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Examples follow.
ADAMS,CINDY,L,HC 62 BX 1295,HONESDALE,PA,18431 ARBEIT,THERESE,A,20 HARDSERABBLE RD,SHERMAN,CT,06784 CANTOR,MARTIN,J,13 HIDDEN LEDGE RD,ENGLEWOOD,NJ,07631 COURSEN,WAYNE,P,346 MUMBULO RD,EDMESTON,MA,13335 LUEDEKE,FRED,,590 ROOSEVELT,COLCHESTER,VT,05446 SCHNEIDER,JOYCE,,7849 TIBURON DRIVE,LARGO,FL,33773 WARD,RUSSELL,R,7145 MINORESS WAY,SACRAMENTO,CA,95842 WILLIAM,BERNARD,,2816 WATERS EDGE CIRCLE,WEST PALM BEACH,FL,33413We made our database from cryptome.org's 7.8 MB file, ny-packing-master.zip, (originally named "Databases of Pistol Packers in New York" at Cryptome). On 27 December 2012, Cryptome reposted its file as "1016.zip New York State Pistol Permittees 2010." The original source of Cryptome's file is the master database of the Pistol Permit Bureau of the New York State Police. The state police's Pistol Permit Buteau sold the master database to the public.
The data in our pistol permit pages should be used carefully.
Many permittees are listed more than once.
Some addresses may be wrong. For example, we think that the entry which in our site is "KONRAD, KENNETH, N, 161 CENTRAL AVE, LEVITTOWN, NY, 11756" should have Center Lane, not Central Avenue. P> As another example there is an entry for PRE> JOHNSON,LYNDON,S 26 PORKY RYAN ROAD CODYVILLE [sic],NY,12918. /PRE> We think that the town above should be Cadyville, not Codyville.
There are many typographical errors. A common such error is that zero and the letter O wrongly replace each other. In the following examples, we sometimes supply the wrong entry alone, the wrong entry with our brief comment, or the wrong entry with our guess of what the right entry should be. The difference between zero and the lettter O is obvious if the examples are read in Monaco font. If one searches for a name which is incorrectly spelled in the pistol database (because the name has a zero instead of the letter O, for example), the search will fail (a false negativce). We don't know when typographical errors entered the data. They may have entered at more than one time and from more than one source. We guess that most errors entered the data while the data were still held by the government. How often do government officers get false negatives (in other words, the incorret conclusion that a person does not have a permit) when doing name searches of a pistol permit database?
The pistol permit database is valuable but some entries contain errors.
"R0Y,WILLIAM L [zero in R0Y]" "RAGGO,YV0NNE,N,4 PINEBROOK ROAD,MONSEY,NY,10952" (YVONNE has a zero). "RAMSEY,RALPH,K,170 CONVENT ROAD,SY0SSET,NY,11791" (SY0SSET has a zero). "ALTIERI,LARRY,J,6O0 WOODLAWN AVE,MIDDLETOWN,NY,10940" (6O0 has the letter O between two digits.) TEDESC0,JAMES F SANTORUF0,THOMAS C ANCTIL,MATTHEW,A,507 LAMBERTON RD,MOO9ERS FORKS,NY,12959 BE4LFIORE,MICHAEL BORICE,NI8CHOLAS,G,,,NY BORICE,NICHOLAS,G,,,NY BOURKE,TIM0THY,F,PINEHURST RD,SARANAC LAKE,NY BOURKE,TIMOTHY,F,PINEHURST RD,SARANAC LAKE,NY BY0RK,BRETT,A,8664 LYONS MARENGO ROAD,LYONS,NY,14489 BYORK,BRETT,A,8664 LYONS MARENGO ROAD,LYONS,NY,14489 CUMMI5GS,THOMAS J CUMMINGS,THOMAS J CUR5LEY,JAMES R DE3LIA,JULIUS A DELONG,RO8AL J DESANTIS,NICH0LAS DESANTIS,NICHOLAS FIELDS,CYLIE,G,4473 NEWLONDON ROAD,ROME,NY,13440 FILANCIS,JA7ES J FILANCIS,JAMES J FOTI,JO9SEPH FOTI,JOSEPH GIGLIO,GERALD,J,2842 RETSOF AVE,RE3TSOF,NY,14539 GJ0DESEN,DAVID,C,176 MERRICK ROAD UNIT,AMITYVILLE,NY,11701 GW8NNE,ARTHUR HALPERIN,DAVID,N,20 MI8DWAY ROAD,CHESTNUT RIDGE,NY,10977 HALPERIN,DAVID,N,20 MIDWAY ROAD,CHESTNUT RIDGE,NY,10977 MR0CZEK,JANEK,J,1204 GRAY AVE 5J,UTICA,NY MR0CZKA,DAVID,E,317 PARK AVE,BABYLON,NY,11702 NEGRYCH,MARY,L,6570 SHEET4AM RD,PENDLETON,NY SAM0UR,ANDREW J SAMOUR,ANDREW J WRIT5MA5,RAYMOND C HARRIS,PRISCILLA,A,168 40 127 AVE #6C4E,,NY,114340000 What is #6C4E? HAYES,JOHN,F,B5A8 NEEDLE PARK CIRCLE,QUEENSBURG,NY,12804 HIGGS,ALPHONSO,,103 HUDSON AVE 3A15,POUGHKEEPSIE,NY "RAPA8EE,TRACY J" Should A8E be ATE? "RYAN,E3DWARD R" "BADIA,DOMINICK,,155 SC9F8EOD R9AD,SONKLIN,NY,13792" (R9AD has 9 instead of the letter O. We guess that SC9F8EOD either should have no digits or no letters. There may be other errors.) Below are entries for two men. "BRIGNOLI,STEVEN,D,PO BOX 13332,WINDHAM,NY BRIGNOLI,STEVEN,J,PO BOX 133B2,WINDHAM,NY" (In the second line, 133B2 has a B. Are there really two men, or one man whose middle initial is wrong on one of the lines?)
The Bureau gets its information from local government agencies such as the NYPD and county clerks.
A permit is not registration. In much simplified form, a few distinctions follow. Applying for a permit is voluntary and precedes possession. Registration is mandatory and follows possession. One may have a permit for a weapon for which no registration is required. One may regsiter a weapon for which no permit is required. Here we discuss getting information about permits.
Many, male C.O.s, security officers employed by security businesses, former police officers, and parole officers seem to have a permit. There are hundreds of addresses in the village of Ballston Spa, which is the county seat of Saratoga County, in zip code 12020. Although Ballston Spa is a mere village, more permittees seem to have a Ballston Spa address than the combined total of permittees with an address in any of the following: Manhattan, New York (as city in the address, not as state), Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island. The number of permittes in Ballston Spa is big as a percentage of the number of households there.
There are many permittees with addresses in prison towns such as Albion, Altona, Attica, Auburn, Beacon, Cayuga, Chateaugay, Coxsackie, Danbury, Elmira, Fishkill, Fulton, Gouverneur, Gowanda, Greene, Hudson, Mohawk, Moriah, Ogdensburg, Oneida, Ossining, Otisville, Ray Brook, Summit, Wallkill, Washington, Watertown, and Woodbourne.
Some entries in the state database may possibly indicate where a permittee works, as in the following examples.
B,& N GUN SHOP B,& R SHOOTERS SU C,& M SPORT SHOP F,NATNL CITY TRST N,Y S ARMORY BUFF M,J TRUST CO POWER,CITY TRUST CO R AND R SPORTING G T,BART SPORT SHOPWe have a list of some Queens Borough (New York City) pistol permittees who may be voters. We have pages in which we provide various kinds of possible information about permittees; for example, address, occupation, employer, and voter information (such as date of birth and political party). All of our permittee pages are linked to from our New York State index page (our table of contents page for New York State).
Many permittes are described in zabasearch.com, and other Web sites.
We briefly researched a few permittees.
- Achzet,Zachary,S,305 Hamilton Street,Albion,NY,14411 Age 31 on 5 March 2011 class of 1999 of Albion High School in Albion, NY. Zachary Achzet Zachary Achzet
- ACITO,CHARLES FRANCI Someone with a similar name, born in 1913, and may have recently lived in Florida.
- ADESSIO,JOEY,M,12 MANORAGE RD,MANORVILLE,NY,11949 JOSEPH M ADESSIO Born 1950, 12 MANORAGE RD MANORVILLE [Suffolk County], NY 11949 (631) 325-8097. Joseph Adessio
- ALBERTI,GANDOLFO3 August 2011 Alberti, Gandolfo NY Retired Detective NYPD 101 sqd GANDOLFO ALBERTI 34 SHORE ELLENVILLE, NY 12428 (845) 647-7140 Someone with a similar name may have lived in Florida.
- ALLEVA,ERNEST,,2344 E 7 ST,,NY,1122300003 August 2011 Alleva, Ernest NY Ret. P.O. NYPD 60 Maybe he has recently lived in New York City.
- Altimarino3 August 2011 Pistol Permittees: ALTAMIRANO,RICHARD ALTAMIRANO,RICHARD 29 50 137 ST 1A [Queens] NY 11354-0000 Altamirano, Richard NY Ret. P.O. NYPD MNTF, 24, MTS Someone with a similar name may recently have lived in California.
- ANNUNZIATA,FRANK J3 August 2011 Annunziata, Frank NY Ret. P.O. NYPD 115 FRANK J ANNUNZIATA 2395 RIVERSIDE WANTAGH, NY 11793 (516) 679-2598
- Deniro, Robert
- Introduction There are two lines in the database: DENIRO,ROBERT,,375 GREENWICH ST,,NY,100130000 DENIRO,ROBERT,,88 CENTRAL PK W,,NY,100230000 They may be different people. Neither may be the famous actor: Robert De Niro, Jr., born 17 August 1943 in New York City.
- 88 CPW, Apartmensts 4N. 5W Robert De Niro MANHATTAN / NEW YORK block 1121, lot 36 SINGLE RESIDENTIAL COOP UNIT 88 CENTRAL PARK WEST, 4N 5W This is a pistol permittee address. Grace Hightower De Niro, said to be the actor's second wife, may co-own it. This is posh enough to be suitable for the actor.
- 110 Hudson ROBERT A DENIRO Born Aug 1943 110 HUDSON ST NEW YORK, NY 10013 ROBERT A DENIRO 1943-08-17 New York NY MANHATTAN / NEW YORK block 189, lot 1034 104 HUDSON STREET Owner De Niro and GUESS AGAIN REALTY,INC., may have owed to: BANK OF NEW YORK 48 WALL ST NY NY US GRACE H HIGHTOWER Born Feb 1953 110 HUDSON ST\ NEW YORK, NY 10013 (212) 334-9993 She is said to be the actor's second wife. This is neither of the two, above-listed, permittee addresses.
- 375 Greenwich This is one of the two, permittee addersses. This is an address of RAPHAEL DENIRO, an adopted son of the actor.
- Conclusion We guess that both permittees are the actor. Why are there two addresses for one person? Maybe one address (CPW?) is more recent, and the other obsolete..
- TEBANO,DOMENIC A DOMENIC A TEBANO Born Dec 1945 1511 MARIAVILLE RD SCHENECTADY, NY 12306 (518) 381-6800 DOMENIC A TEBANO 1945-12-30 Schenectady NY
We mentioned cryptome.org above.
John Cook on gawker.com on 8 January 2013 provided a 446-page list of people who got pistol permits from the NYPD. He wrote that he had gotten the list two and a half years earlier, which is about mid-2010.
Many of the lines lack a street address or even a name. No lines have longitude or latitude.
Home Addresses of People Most of Whom Are or Were Government Officers or Employees
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