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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 2, 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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DAILY VOICE: BALL, GALEF, KATZ ARE SWORN IN AT PUTNAM COURTHOUSE

 

by Michael Nocella

CARMEL, N.Y. – Before saying goodbye to 2012, the Putnam County Courthouse hosted the swearing-in ceremony for New York state elected officials as well as Putnam County legislators and coroners.

January 1, 2013
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SENATOR BALL DROPS PUCK WITH FORMER NY RANGER FOR FREE DAY OF CHILDREN’S HOCKEY

 

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.

December 31, 2012
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BREITBART: NY PAPER TO PUBLISH ADDITIONAL GUN OWNERS’ NAMES, ADDRESSES

 

by WARNER TODD HUSTON

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.

December 30, 2012
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REUTERS: NEW YORK NEWSPAPER TO LIST MORE GUN PERMIT HOLDERS AFTER UPROAR

 

By Noreen O’Donnell

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.

December 29, 2012
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THE EXAMINER: PEEKSKILL RECEIVES $425,000 IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

 

The City of Peekskill learned last week it had been awarded three state grants totaling $425,000 for projects designed to enhance the city’s downtown historic district and waterfront.

December 28, 2012
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FOX NEWS: N.Y. STATE REP. GREG BALL ON NEWSPAPER PUBLISHING NAMES OF GUN PERMIT OWNERS: ‘IT WAS A VERY STUPID IDEA’

 

A New York newspaper has faced outrage over the past few days after publishing the names and addresses of people with handgun licenses in an online map.

December 28, 2012
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PIX 11: OUTRAGE AS NEWSPAPER PUBLISHES MAP WITH NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF NEW YORK GUN OWNERS

 

(WESTCHESTER COUNTY) –  After telling PIX 11 News that there needs to be more talk  about “nut control,” State Senator Greg Ball on Thursday expressed his frustration over a controversial report on guns in the Journal News, the primary newspaper in Westchester County.

December 28, 2012
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FOX 5: NEWSPAPERS’S HANDGUN-PERMIT MAP DRAWS CRITICISM

 

NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The publication by The Journal News of the names and addresses of gun owners with pistol permits in Westchester County has prompted a New York state senator to suggest legislation to counter it. Greg Ball wants to make that information available only to law enforcement agencies.

December 28, 2012
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POLITICKER: STATE SENATOR SLAMS ‘ASININE’ NEWSPAPER EDITORS WHO PUBLISHED GUN PERMIT MAP

 

By Hunter Walker

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.

December 26, 2012
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: BALL SCOLDS JOURNAL NEWS FOR POSTING PERMIT DATA

 

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 10:59 am by Casey Seiler,

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.

December 26, 2012
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