NY judge rules NYC pistol licensing fees are legal – A New York judge says it’s Constitutional for the city to charge an application fee for a handgun permit. Federal Judge John Koeltl Monday rejected a lawsuit brought by guns rights advocates including the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association and the Second Amendment Foundation. They sued last year, saying a $340 handgun license fee every three years is unconstitutional because it burdens a basic right. The judge says there’s no evidence the fee has stopped anyone from exercising their rights. He says the city showed the fee helps cover administrative costs.