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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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NEWS DAY: JOURNAL NEWS BID FOR LIST OF GUN PERMITS REJECTED BY PUTNAM COUNTY

 

Putnam County officials have announced they will not turn over information to a local newspaper regarding pistol permit holders in the county. The records are public information maintained by the county clerk’s office.

January 2, 2013
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: PUTNAM VOWS TO WITHHOLD GUN DATA

 

Written by: John W. Barry

Putnam County officials, who say they will refuse a newspaper’s request to release the names and addresses of residents with pistol permits, would break state law by withholding the data, a state official said.

January 2, 2013
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WASHINGTON POST: PUTNAM COUNTY, NY, OFFICIALS: WE WON’T RELEASE GUN PERMIT INFO TO NEWSPAPER

 

y Associated Press

CARMEL, N.Y. — Officials in Putnam County, N.Y., say they will reject a newspaper’s request to release the names and addresses of residents with pistol permits — a move an open government advocate calls illegal.

January 2, 2013
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WASHINGTON POST: CANCEL YOUR JOURNAL NEWS SUBSCRIPTIONS, URGES N.Y. SENATOR

 

Posted by Erik Wemple

In a just-concluded interview on the Fox News program “America Live” with Megyn Kelly, New York Sen. Greg Ball called upon citizens to “cancel their subscriptions” to the Journal News, the outlet that has controversially printed the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties.

January 2, 2013
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POLITICKER: PUTNAM COUNTY REFUSES TO PARTICIPATE IN NEWSPAPER’S GUN OWNER ADDRESS MAP

 

By Hunter Walker

Putnam County doesn’t want to help the Journal News newspaper with its map of gun owner’s home addresses. To make the controversial map, the newspaper used addresses obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request for pistol permit records from Westchester and Rockland Counties. They made a similar request in Putnam, but  County Executive MaryEllen Odell and County Clerk Denis Sant plan to announce their decision not to release the records at a press conference this afternoon.

January 2, 2013
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NEWS 12: OFFICIALS SEEK TO STOP PUBLICATION OF GUN OWNERS INFO

 

BREWSTER – Lawmakers are pushing for laws prohibiting publication of gun owners’ information after a controversial decision to publish pistol permit owners’ names and addresses.

January 2, 2013
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FOX NEWS: NEWSPAPER’S DECISION TO OUT FIREARMS OWNERS SPARKS ONGOING BATTLE

 

Now it is the advertisers and readers of a New York newspaper who are caught in the crossfire, after its controversial decision to publish the names and addresses of gun owners in its community.

January 2, 2013
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