Greg Ball's Press releases

EXAMINER: ALBANY PASSES NY SAFE ACT, BALL AND KATZ VOTE NAY

 

Less than a week after Governor Andrew Cuomo mentioned his gun control reform package in his 2013 State of the State address, the NY SAFE Act of 2013 was passed in the legislature and signed into law.

January 22, 2013
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NYT: NEWSPAPER TAKES DOWN MAP OF GUN PERMIT HOLDERS

 

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A newspaper has removed an interactive online map of handgun permit holders in two New York counties that drew nationwide anger and prompted threats against its staff, the publisher said Friday.

January 19, 2013
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FOX NEWS: NEW YORK NEWSPAPER REMOVES GUN PERMIT DATABASE FROM WEBSITE AFTER OUTCRY

 

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. –  A suburban New York newspaper that outraged gun owners by posting the names and addresses of residents with handgun permits removed the information from its website Friday.

January 19, 2013
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EXAMINER: PISTOL PERMIT PRIVACY BILL

 

State senators voted overwhelmingly, 43-18, to approve the NY SAFE Act of 2013, a package of gun control legislation that included State Senator Greg Ball’s pistol permit privacy bill, late Monday night. Ball was one of the nay votes.

January 16, 2013
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MARKET DAILY NEWS: NY STATE SENATOR: GUN BILL PASSED IN MIDDLE OF NIGHT TURNS LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS INTO CRIMINALS

 

Steve Watson

A New York State Senator has lambasted the passing of what is being called the nation’s toughest gun control bill, saying that it was introduced during the middle of the night, and that members were forced to vote on the legislation when they had not even had a chance to read it.

January 16, 2013
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: GIANARIS/ BALL TO APPEAR ON ‘HANNITY’

 

by Rick Karlin

This will be something the political junkies will want to see — the Senate’s Deputy Democratic Minority Leader Mike Gianaris and GOP Sen. Greg Ball will be appearing tonight on “Hannity” at 9:00 p.m.

January 15, 2013
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SENATOR BALL ON CUOMO’S GUN GRAB

Albany, N.Y. – 1/14/2013 – “We needed solid provisions to keep the violently, mentally ill from harming our communities, our kids and our families. That didn’t happen tonight. While much in this bill, as far as stiffer penalties for real criminals and help on the mental health front is good, the last minute push, in the middle of the night without critical public input from sportsmen and taxpayers was outrageous and forced members to vote on a bill they had not read.

January 15, 2013
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BALL ANNOUNCES PISTOL PERMIT PROTECTION LEGISLATION INCLUDED IN COMPREHENSIVE GUN BILL

 

Albany, N.Y. – 1/14/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C, I) announced that his proposed legislation to protect law-abiding pistol owners has been included in a comprehensive package being voted on tonight.

January 15, 2013
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ON THE MEDIA: NEWSPAPER PUBLISHES A MAP SHOWING WHERE GUN OWNERS LIVE

Following the school massacre in nearby Connecticut, a New York state paper published a map

January 14, 2013
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EXAMINER: GUN BURGLARY ATTEMPT TIED TO JOURNAL NEWS GUN OWNER MAP

 

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Fears expressed about potential dangers of an anti-gun newspaper publishing detailed maps revealing who owns guns have evidently materialized, New York State Senator Greg Ball stated today in a press release.

January 14, 2013
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: BALL BLAMES JOURNAL NEWS FOR WHITE PLAINS BREAK-IN

BY JIMMY VIELKIND 

State Sen. Greg Ball says a Saturday burglary in White Plains — where the two men, now in custody, were trying to open a gun safe — was facilitated by the Journal News’ decision to publish a map showing pistol owners names and addresses. 

January 14, 2013
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CBS NEWS NEW YORK: GUN PERMIT MAP TO BLAME FOR WHITE PLAINS BURGLARY?

 

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A lawmaker has expressed concern that a burglary in White Plains might be tied to the gun permit map the Journal News recently showed the world.

January 14, 2013
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THE VERGE: NEW YORK SENATOR BLAMES NEWSPAPER’S GUN MAP FOR LOCAL BURGLARY

 

By Amar Toor

A Republican state senator from New York is blaming a controversial handgun map for the recent burglary of a gun owner’s residence in White Plains. According to Newsday, at least two burglars broke into the home on Saturday evening, as part of an effort to rob the owner’s gun safe. Local police say the were unable to open the safe, and that one of the suspects has already been taken into custody.

January 14, 2013
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WASHINGTON POST: JOURNAL NEWS MAPS: N.Y. SENATOR RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT BURGLARY

 

Posted by Erik Wemple

Just when it appeared that the furor over the Journal News’s map of gun-permit holders might just recede a tad, this happens: New York state Sen. Greg Ball, who has been decrying the Journal News for weeks, is alleging that a burglary in White Plains stemmed from the paper’s publication of the names and addresses of permit holders.

January 14, 2013
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FOX 5: LAWMAKER: BREAK-IN TIED TO NEWSPAPER GUN MAP

 

By LUKE FUNK

NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) – A New York State Senator says that an attempted gun burglary has been tied to the Journal News’ map that lists names and addresses of residents with gun permits.

January 14, 2013
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THE BLAZE: HOUSE IDENTIFIED ON NY PAPER’S ‘GUN MAP’ BURGLARIZED — AND THE ROBBERS WENT STRAIGHT FOR THE GUNS

 

After the Journal News published interactive maps detailing where gun owners live in a number of New York counties in late December, people all across the nation decried the move as an invasion of privacy and a danger to the families.

January 14, 2013
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NEWSDAY: JOURNAL NEWS GUN PERMIT MAP USED BY BURGLARS TO TARGET WHITE PLAINS HOME?

 

By TIMOTHY O’CONNOR and MEGHAN E. MURPHY

A White Plains residence pinpointed on a controversial handgun permit database was burglarized Saturday, and the burglars’ target was the homeowner’s gun safe.

January 13, 2013
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BREAKING NEWS: ATTEMPTED GUN BURGLARY TIED TO JOURNAL NEWS GUN MAPS

 

Sen. Ball renews call for immediate removal of maps and unveils legislation

Law enforcement plans rally to hold Journal News Accountable

January 13, 2013
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BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON 2013 STATE OF THE STATE

 

Albany, N.Y. – 1/10/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C, I) said, “In his first two years, we successfully partnered with Cuomo to cut and cap taxes, begin a full repeal of the MTA Payroll Tax and reform Albany’s long history of corruption. I am proud of those bipartisan accomplishments, but now is not the time to stand on the carrier deck and announce ‘Mission Accomplished’. Outside the canyons of Wall Street, Main Street is still hemorrhaging and even when compared to other states, New York is still in decline. Our small business owners are suffocating every day, taxes spawned by unfunded mandates and burdensome regulations, and New York State bureaucracy at every level continues to be every small business owner’s worst nightmare. Before focusing on divisive social issues, we need this Governor to stay focused on the three things that matter most: jobs, jobs and more, jobs. Let’s continue the hard work to make New York State a leader on that front, again.”

January 10, 2013
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: GREG BALL VS. GOO-GOOS ON GUN DATA DISCLOSURE

 

by Casey Seiler

Another day, another back-and-forth in the controversy over the Journal News’ decision to publish an interactive map of the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties, and the refusal by Putnam County officials to produce similar data — despite its clearly being subject to state Freedom of Information Law disclosure.

January 9, 2013
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