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New York County Denies Newspaper’s Request for More Gun Permit Owner Info

Posted on: January 3rd, 2013

The clerk of a New York county has refused to provide a newspaper taking flak for publishing local gun permit owner information with details on citizens within the locality’s borders.

Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant announced yesterday that he would deny the Journal News’ request for information on gun permit holders living within the county. In a controversial move, the Journal News published an interactive map of handgun permit holders in Weschester and Rockland counties last week, inciting backlash from many within and without the firearms community.

Putnam County was to be the third county on the map. County Clerk Dennis Sant and County Executive Mary Ellen Odell will hold a press conference on Thursday to further explain the circumstances, reports Reuters. New York Senator Greg Ball will also make an appearance to talk about the possibility of creating legislature that makes permit data only accessible to police.

“There is the rule of law, and there is right and wrong and the Journal News is clearly wrong,” Sant said. “I could not live with myself if one Putnam pistol permit holder was put in harm’s way, for the sole purpose of selling newspapers.”

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  • fliteking

    Wait a sec . . . a politician in NY got something right? Really?

    If cops were not on the list they’d have given out more names . . . and probably driving directions.

  • CrustyOldGeezer

    Naw, the government agency that is supplying the data was the next to be outed by the People.

    Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant may, or may not be, a registered gun owner, but either way, he doesn’t want to appear on any interactive website that would endanger his family or his neighbors.

  • immadmacs

    Make sure you support their stand with an email or Facebook post. Such actions
    should be encouraged.

  • Seeker1212

    The news media feels they have the right to exploit or put into harms way anyone they feel like. That blogger that released an interactive map with the names and locations of the persons working for the newspaper didn’t go far enough, he should now add the financial net worth of each person and where their kids go to school.
    See if they like their family put into harm’s way.

  • dad666

    This stupid news paper should have its license revoked and be put out of business. I woUld not buy it, I would cancel any subscription I had and I would boycott any advertiser that send it money for any reason.
    THESE FOOLS HAVE CREATED A NIGHTMARE FOR THE NON GUN OWNERS WHO NOW CAN BE SAFELY TARGETED BY EVERY CROOK AND THIEF IN THE AREA.
    ABSOLUTELY WRECKLESS ENDANGERMENT.

 
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