Retired Sheriff Sues NY County Over Gun Permit Denial

posted on October 1, 2015

Victor Patalano served as a deputy sheriff in Nassau County, N.Y., for more than 25 years. In 2010, while serving a summons, he slipped on ice and ended up having a hip replaced. Now retired, Patalano wants to protect his family the best way he knows how—with a firearm. But the former deputy has been denied that right. 

He’s not alone. Three retired Nassau County correction officers have also been denied their right to a firearm due to physical disabilities. Now they’ve filed suit against the county in hopes of changing that. 

“This suit is necessary to change how disabled officers, who served this county well, are being treated by the county when they want the same benefits that other retirees get,” said Frederick Brewington, the Hempstead attorney representing Patalano, Thomas Delle, Alexandros Perros and Nicholas Lenoci. Here’s hoping justice is swiftly served.

Latest

Joe Biden
Joe Biden

It’s All On The Line For Gun Owners In The 2024 Election

The bottom line is that gun owners cannot afford another four years of Joe Biden in the White House.

Concealed Carry in a Bad Zip Code

The media will tell you otherwise, but the data shows that crime does not go up when more law-abiding citizens own firearms and carry concealed.

Many Israelis Realize They Need More Armed Citizens

Following the horrific events of the October 7 attack on the Israeli people, many more citizens in Israel have obtained guns for self-defense.

The NRA Goes to the Highest Court in the Land to Protect Our Right to Speak

The U.S. Supreme Court heard NRA v. Vullo in March. Here is what was said in the Court in this critical First Amendment case.

What’s With All the Clamor About So-Called “Glock Switches”

There is a proposed bill that would effectively ban the sale of Glock pistols in New York.

Biden Thinks Your Freedom Is A Red Flag

Biden’s DOJ is creating a National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center to push due-process-infringing “red-flag” laws nationwide.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.