NY court considers Schoharie County pistol permit restriction case – New York’s highest court has been asked to determine whether state law prohibits issuing pistol permits to people who only live in-state part time.  The case of Alfred Osterweil comes to the Court of Appeals by way of the federal courts, where he challenged Schoharie County’s rejection of his 2008 handgun license application. While keeping a part-time vacation residence there, he advised the sheriff processing his application that he changed his primary residence to Louisiana.