Court of Appeals to consider Schoharie County pistol permit refusal – Attorneys representing both the government and a man whose application for a pistol permit was denied asked New York’s highest court Thursday to rule that state law does not prohibit issuing permits to people who only live in-state part time.  However, Alfred Osterweil’s lawyer urged the Court of Appeals to directly cite his Second Amendment right to bear arms as the reason why, calling into question whether New York’s gun law is unconstitutional and should be struck down.  “This is fundamentally a civil rights case,” Daniel Schmutter said.