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Business Owners and Concealed Carry in NYC During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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If you are a business owner who has considered getting a permit for concealed carry in NYC to help protect your assets, it is important to recognize the challenge that lies ahead. Though official statistics have been difficult to obtain, recent estimates suggest that only a few thousand New Yorkers have been given the necessary permits. Most of those are apparently security guards, retired law enforcement officials, and celebrities – as well as business owners who can demonstrate a need to carry.

New York City’s Gun Laws

New York City’s gun laws are notoriously restrictive, and the rules for concealed carry are recognized as being among the most onerous in the nation. Moreover, the issuance of a required permit is governed by a “May Issue” standard – which means that the official tasked with making those decisions has broad discretion to approve or deny applications, for any reason or no reason at all. As a result, many applicants turn to professionals to help them apply for a permit for concealed carry in NYC.

Covid-19, Increased Risk, and the Need for Concealed Carry in NYC

Unfortunately, those restrictions have not eased during the current pandemic. At a time when thousands of businesses have been shuttered, criminals have been released back into the streets, and law enforcement has been stretched beyond its means, many business owners have been left to fend for themselves. Meanwhile, commercial break-ins and burglaries have risen dramatically during the shutdown.

Private security companies can provide much-needed protection in these times of uncertainty, with trained security guard personnel who can help reduce common threats to businesses. Unfortunately, there are many small businesses that simply cannot manage the extra costs associated with hiring a security guard firm. For those businesses, personal protection is often the only realistic option to safeguard their assets and secure their life’s work.

How a Private Security Firm Can Help

One of the best options is to get help from a private security firm that understands the process of obtaining a permit for concealed carry in NYC. That process can be a labyrinth of confusion for most of the city’s residents. Moreover, it is a process that requires citizens to justify their need for a concealed carry permit. Most applicants may not even know how to begin to argue their need for that permit. Fortunately, a competent and experienced security company can help you make your case in the most effective way possible while ensuring that you correctly complete each step of the application process.

At International Security Services, we understand all the reasons why business owners and others need access to concealed carry in NYC. More importantly, though, we have the experience and expertise needed to help guide you through the application process and increase your chances of successfully obtaining the requited concealed carry permit. Our experienced team can help you better understand that process, properly present your justification for the permit, and ensure that you make the best case possible. To learn more about how we can assist with your application, contact us today.

George Kozhar

George Kozhar

George Kozhar is a respected security professional, licensed private investigator, and founder of International Security Services (ISS) - New York City’s dedicated security experts since 1999. Mr. Kozhar and his team provide a full array of private and business investigative services in the U.S. and overseas, VIP executive protection, armed and unarmed security guard services and training, and Fire and Life Safety Director training through the company’s Fire Science Institute.

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