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post #9961 of 11479
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/firearms_licensing/handgun_licensing_information.shtml#license_types

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_New_York

I don't remember the details from the article I read years ago, but the above links state:

* $340 + $90 to license a firearm, and I think license expires every year. Could not find info confirming this on the site. This is just to have one in your home, and there may be other fees. I'm not gonna spend an hour reading.
* $5,000 to apply for a carry permit in NYC, and no guarantee it will be issued even if you pass all requirements

To many SF people these fees are no big deal, to a lot of average NYers $440 is no joak.

Listen, I agree that appr $440 isn't peanuts, but an average NY'er is NOT getting a gun permit. Period. Just because one has no criminal record and has a stable job and applies, that doesn't meant that they are getting the permit. You don't just get a gun permit in NYC because you want one.
post #9962 of 11479
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

t an average NY'er is NOT getting a gun permit.

I'm not sure whether saying this means that most people in NY aren't looking to get gun permit, or if it means that in general only well-heeled NYers want gun permits.
If the former, I'm not sure how it's responsive ot AY's point. If the latter, I'm curious if you have a theory about why that would be.
post #9963 of 11479
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

Listen, I agree that appr $440 isn't peanuts, but an average NY'er is NOT getting a gun permit. Period. Just because one has no criminal record and has a stable job and applies, that doesn't meant that they are getting the permit. You don't just get a gun permit in NYC because you want one.

I assume you mean a carry permit. This is in line with what I was saying.
post #9964 of 11479
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Meh.

Don't be like that. Shortchanging an investigative reporter is pretty epic.
post #9965 of 11479
$30 for a hot dog and soda just isn't that unbelievable to me.
post #9966 of 11479
We used to do something like that to Americans from Michigan when I was a kid. The US dollar was trading for 40 cents more than the Canadian so we'd always give Canadian change back and pocket the exchange. You could make some serious coin just skimming the exchange rate. The guys working the bridge and tunnel, where they treated money at par officially, always made a few hundred extra every shift.
post #9967 of 11479

a vendor right around that are (where I live) tried to charge me $3 bucks for a Gatorade. 

 

Maybe I'm cheap but I thought that was a d-bag move.

 

Told him I wasn't a tourist and that was ridiculous.  Gave him $2 and moved on. 

post #9968 of 11479
I mean the hipster hot dog places like Criff Dogs sells $10 standard hot dogs, so meh.
post #9969 of 11479
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I mean the hipster hot dog places like Criff Dogs sells $10 standard hot dogs, so meh.

well yeah, but they're also decent quality hot dogs and $10 means its going to be loaded with shit like bacon and chili and fried onions and peppers, etc. Plus a side of fries and a drink.

charging a tourist $30 for a dirty water dog at the WTC memorial just a guy being a prick.
post #9970 of 11479
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

well yeah, but they're also decent quality hot dogs and $10 means its going to be loaded with shit like bacon and chili and fried onions and peppers, etc. Plus a side of fries and a drink.

charging a tourist $30 for a dirty water dog at the WTC memorial just a guy being a prick.

Um, no. Those are like $14 and $15...
post #9971 of 11479
Are you guys talking about carry permits or just gun permits, period?
post #9972 of 11479
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

well yeah, but they're also decent quality hot dogs and $10 means its going to be loaded with shit like bacon and chili and fried onions and peppers, etc. Plus a side of fries and a drink.

charging a tourist $30 for a dirty water dog at the WTC memorial just a guy being a prick.

Um, no. Those are like $14 and $15...

you know the menus exist online
post #9973 of 11479
Gun permits.
post #9974 of 11479
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

you know the menus exist online

Oh wow, you're right. I haven't been there in like 7 years, but for whatever reason I recall it being much more expensive. Still not that surprised by $30 for a hot dog and soda. I mean how much is that at a ball game?
post #9975 of 11479
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At the "North beach" stand at AT&T, two Italian sausages and two beers was $30.
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