That's why I HATE NYC. It is a "may issue" state and my uncle had to give a "donation" of $30k to the police chief and $50k to the mayor's re-election campaign in order to get his gun license approved. Graft, corruption, elitism and armed criminals amongst a defenseless populace. That's NYC. Those I heart NY T-shirts make me wanna puke!
My uncle also had to pay "protection fees" to a certain Italian family in order to run a store front in certain neighborhoods.
NYC SUCKS! I wouldn't live there if you paid me!
I had an aunt that owned store fronts in neighborhoods that didn't have to pay "protection" to the Italians (Harlem). The bad thing is, her store got burglarized every other week. She got robbed at gunpoint every other month. She did not have a gun license because she couldn't afford one. She owned a couple of very tiny stores and she was robbed so much by thugs and the state (state income taxes in NY) that she was barely was able to pay her bills.
Yup, I LOVE Texas. God bless Texas.