Brewster, N.Y. – 12/27/2012 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C, I) joined former New York Rangers Defenseman and NHL All-Star, Ron Greschner at the Brewster Ice Arena for the New York Rangers, ‘Try Hockey For Free’event.
The New York newspaper that drew criticism for publishing the names and addresses of hundreds of legal gun permit holders is doubling down by publishing the personal information of even more law-abiding gun owners.
NEW YORK | Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:05am EST (Reuters) – A suburban New York newspaper that sparked an uproar among gun enthusiasts bypublishing names and addresses of residents holding pistol permits is now planning to publish even more identities of permit-toting locals.
Over the weekend, The Journal News newspaperpublished maps with the addresses and names of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties. The information for the map was legally obtained by the paper through a Freedom of Information Act request, however it sparked a nationwide controversy among those who considered the map a privacy violation. This morning, State Senator Greg Ball weighed in by proposing legislation to keep gun records private and prevent the publication of similar stories in the future. He also blasted “the asinine editors at The Journal News” who published the map.
Sen. Greg Ball says he is outraged at the Journal News for posting public gun-license data for Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, and called in the paper to take down its interactive map — which Ball’s statement obligingly includes a link to.
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State Senator Greg Ball, a Republican representing Westchester County and other areas of the Hudson Valley, is not happy with the response efforts to get power restored to his district in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Accordingly, Mr. Ball sent out a press release this morning titled, “BALL: ‘10 DAYS IS TOO DAMN LONG,’” calling on both Consolidated Edison and New York State Electric & Gas to get electricity back to the area posthaste.