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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.