So after 15 weeks of waiting Judge Zuckerman has denied my amendment. The letter is two pages but here's the important part. The letter states that "Based upon the facts and circumstances of this application, including the submitted correspondence and the aforementioned investigation by the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, the applicant has failed to demonstrate that he is in any specific kind of danger, or that he has a particularized need for protection different from that of the general public, during the course of outdoor activities. See penal law article 400. therefore, the applicant has not met the necessary proper cause for the issuance of a Sportsperson licence and indeed his failure to specify any specific threat to his safety or need for protection constitutes good cause for denial of the application for amendment. My letter: Your Honor, I'm requesting the Sportsperson change for the sake of hiking, camping, fishing and biking in upstate NY where many wild animals such as bears, coyotes and mountain lions have been spotted. I spend a lot of time, as much as two weekends a month outdoors doing family activities with my wife and children, this includes our dogs. I would like to be able to protect my family should an unfortunate situation arise with an aggressive animal. I intend to carry my firearm for all lawful purposes, I will be in strict compliance with my administrative restrictions and that a change to Sportsperson would allow me the freedom to enjoy the many outdoor activities I enjoy with my family without the fear of attack from the wildlife mentioned above. I would also like to mention I target shoot a minimum of twice a week. Thank you for your time and consideration.. Thoughts and opinions are greatly appreciated.