Greg Ball's Press releases

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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SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE JOURNAL NEWS SECURITY CONCERNS

 

Editors At The Journal News Cry “Uncle”

Albany, N.Y. – 1/08/2013 – “How ironic that the same irresponsible editors, who one day before Christmas, went out of their way to place a virtual scarlet letter on law abiding firearm owners, including victims of domestic violence, hero cops and single moms, are now crying uncle. When asked to take the site down, they told all of these good, law abiding people to “eat cake”. Well, now these same editors are getting a taste of that poisonous cake and if anything can wake them up and force them to take the interactive crime spree map down, maybe it will be their own intrinsic cowardice, because we sure as hell can’t rely on their good judgment,” said Senator Greg Ball.

January 8, 2013
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CAPITAL TONIGHT: ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL WOULD LIMIT DISCLOSURE OF GUN RECORDS

 

Democratic Assemblywoman Addie Russell announced today she would back legislation that limit the public disclosure of gun records while also increasing penalties on those who murder first responders.

January 8, 2013
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LOHUD: SKELOS SAYS HE’LL WORK WITH BALL TO LIMIT GUN-PERMIT DISCLOSURES

 

Posted by: Joseph Spector

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said he would seek to limit the public disclosure of pistol permits, saying he would work with Sen. Greg Ball on a solution.

January 8, 2013
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LOHUD: LEADING ASSEMBLY DEMOCRAT WILLING TO CONSIDER LIMITING GUN-PERMIT INFORMATION TO PUBLIC

 

Posted by: Joseph Spector

Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, co-chairman of State Legislators Against Illegal Guns, said today that he would be willing to consider legislation that would restrict public access to who has gun permits as part of sweeping new gun-control laws.

January 8, 2013
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DAILY VOICE: MOUNT PLEASANT CRITICIZES PUBLICATION OF GUN RECORDS

 

by Robert Michelin

VALHALLA, N.Y. — Although the information is public and no laws were broken, The Journal News’ publishing of the names and addresses of handgun permit holders in an interactive map has upset many across the region and country.

January 8, 2013
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THREE YORKTOWN TEENS ACHIEVE HIGHEST RANKING IN SCOUTING

 

(From left to right: Eagle Scout Kevin Costello, Eagle Scout Michael Volpe, Senator Greg Ball’s Director of Operations Charlie Duffy and Eagle Scout Eric Keitz)

January 7, 2013
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WNBF NEWS: SENATOR: COUNTIES SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR GUN INFO REQUESTS

 

By Bob Joseph

New York State Senator Greg Ball says Gannett Company’s Westchester-based newspaper was wrong to put detailed information about handgun owners on its website.

January 7, 2013
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BUSINESS INSIDER: NEW YORK POLITICIANS ARE SO MAD AT ONE NEWSPAPER THEY’RE TRYING TO CHANGE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAWS

 

Abby Rogers

Politicians are so mad at a Westchester, N.Y. newspaper for publishing an interactive map showing the names and addresses of gun owners that they want to tighten up public information laws.

January 4, 2013
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THE PATCH: OFFICIALS STAND FIRM IN POSITION TO KEEP GUN PERMIT RECORDS FROM NEWSPAPER

 

By Ashley Tarr

The Putnam County Executive was joined by County Clerk Dennis Sant, State Assemblyman Steve Katz and State Sen. Greg Ball to announce that Putnam County will not be releasing the records of Putnam Pistol Permits to the Journal News.

January 4, 2013
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CBS: PUTNAM COUNTY WON’T GIVE NAMES OF GUN PERMIT HOLDERS TO JOURNAL NEWS

 

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The controversy over a New York newspaper’s publication of an interactive database of gun permit holders is turning into an open government standoff.

January 4, 2013
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CBS: PUTNAM COUNTY WON’T GIVE NAMES OF GUN PERMIT HOLDERS TO JOURNAL NEWS

 

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The controversy over a New York newspaper’s publication of an interactive database of gun permit holders is turning into an open government standoff.

January 4, 2013
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MAHOPAC NEWS: SEN. BALL FIRES BACK AT CONTROVERSIAL GUN MAP

 

by Marc Weinreich

State Sen. Greg Ball of the 40th District, which represents parts of Putnam County including Mahopac, is working on introducing legislation that would allow county clerks to deny public information, such as people’s names and home addresses, if it’s determined that the party requesting the information intends on publishing it without the consent of those listed.

January 3, 2013
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: PUTNAM OFFICIALS SAY SAFETY IS REASON FOR BLOCKING GUN PERMIT DATABASE RELEASE

 

Written by: John Ferro

CARMEL — Putnam County officials say they will refuse a newspaper’s request to release the names and addresses of residents with pistol permits as a matter of safety.

January 3, 2013
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THE EXAMINER: PUTNAM PUTS ‘PRIVACY AND PROTECTION’ OVER PUBLIC INFORMATION

 

If disclosing information is going to invade a person’s privacy and jeopardize the public’s safety, Putnam County officials are willing to stand together and fight the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).

January 3, 2013
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POLITICKER: SENATOR BALL: ‘THE JOURNAL NEWS CAN KISS MY WHITE, IRISH YOU-KNOW-WHAT’

 

By Colin Campbell

State Senator Greg Ball, hasn’t been quiet about his disagreement with the Journal News‘ decision to publish the names and addresses of handgun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties and he isn’t done with the publication just yet. Mr. Ball, who began his day by tweeting, “Woooohooooooo!!! Get up! Hook up! Shuffle to the door! One day closer to victory! One day closer to more! Get ‘em!” continued his energized performance in the opening moments of a K104 radio interview, declaring, “I’m motivated! How about you? Ready for a push-up contest?”

January 3, 2013
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