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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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HUFF POST: PUTNAM COUNTY: NO GUN OWNERS NAMES FOR JOURNAL NEWS

 

By Noreen O’Donnell

NEW YORK, Jan 1 (Reuters) – Authorities in a suburban county north of New York City said on Tuesday they would refuse to release names of local gun permit holders to a newspaper that has been publishing the identities of thousands of license-holding residents.

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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NEWS 12: PUTNAM WON’T RELEASE PISTOL PERMIT OWNERS’ INFO

 

CARMEL – Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant is holding firm on his decision not to supply pistol permit owners’ names to The Journal News.

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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LOHUD: PUTNAM OFFICIALS REFUSE TO RELEASE GUN PERMIT DATA

 

Written by: JOHN FERRO

Putnam County and state officials vowed today to continue to deny The Journal News’ request to release the names and addresses of Putnam residents who hold pistol permits.

January 3, 2013
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SENATOR BALL, COUNTY CLERK TO JNEWS: “TAKE A HIKE” OFFICIALS UNITE TO PROTECT LAW-ABIDING GUN OWNERS

 

Carmel, N.Y. – 1/3/2013 – Today Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C, I) joined Putnam County Clerk, Dennis Sant and other officials at the Putnam County Court House to announce that Putnam County will not be releasing the records of Putnam Pistol Permits to the Journal News.

January 3, 2013
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THE INQUISITR: NEW YORK CITY NEWSPAPER CONTINUES LISTING GUN PERMIT OWNERS

 

The suburban newspaper New York citizens rose in outrage over, the Journal News, shows no sign of stopping. Gun permit holders are being listed alongside their addresses, and the population is not pleased at all.

January 3, 2013
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THE EXAMINER: PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK APPLAUDED FOR DENYING THE RELEASE OF GUN OWNERS LIST

 

Dennis Sant, county clerk for Putnam County, received a standing ovation from attendees at the county’s inauguration ceremony on New Year’s Eve because of his refusal to release information on residents who own guns to The Journal News.

January 3, 2013
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THE PATCH: PUTNAM DENIES MEDIA REQUEST FOR GUN INFO

 

By Ashley Tarr

Led by State Sen. Greg Ball, Putnam officials are announcing that they will withhold records documenting the names and addresses of residents who possess pistol permits.

January 3, 2013
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NEW YORK TIMES: PAPER THAT PUT GUN PERMIT MAP ONLINE HIRES ARMED GUARDS

 

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A newspaper based in White Plains that drew nationwide anger afterpublishing the names and addresses of handgun permit holders last month is being guarded by armed security personnel at two of its offices, the publisher said Wednesday.

January 2, 2013
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