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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:57 PM

New York County denies request for names of gun permit holders

Source: Reuters

New York County denies request for names of gun permit holders

By Noreen O'Donnell
NEW YORK | Tue Jan 1, 2013 6:16pm EST

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

Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant said he would defy a request for information about pistol permit holders from the White Plains, New York-based Journal News, which has come under criticism for publishing thousands of such identities already.

"There is the rule of law, and there is right and wrong and the Journal News is clearly wrong," Sant said in a statement. "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."

The Journal News first published a map listing thousands of pistol permit-holders in Westchester and Rockland counties, just north of New York City, on December 24.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/01/us-usa-guns-newspaper-idUSBRE9000BT20130101

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Reply New York County denies request for names of gun permit holders (Original post)
Eugene Jan 2013 OP
mike_c Jan 2013 #1
Lizzie Poppet Jan 2013 #2
mike_c Jan 2013 #3
Lizzie Poppet Jan 2013 #4
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2013 #8
gejohnston Jan 2013 #5
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2013 #9
Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #6
Jenoch Jan 2013 #7

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:59 PM

1. so they'll only uphold the laws they like, and freely violate the ones they don't...?

I hope the Journal News sues the pants off of Putnam County. And the county clerk is soon looking for new work.

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Response to mike_c (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:09 PM

2. Thank goodness people never used to feel that way...

...and we're still subjects of the Crown.

Oh, wait...

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:14 PM

3. the CROWN?



Really? Publishing public records is somehow connected to returning to dictatorial monarchy?


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Response to mike_c (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:17 PM

4. *whoosh*

Oh, God...never mind. I can see right off this is going to be a complete waste of time.

Carry on.

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:47 PM

8. it is such a philosophical disconnect between the two groups that I am not sure

understanding can ever be reached. The Best we can hope for is to keep the slope from becoming too steep and too slippery.

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Response to mike_c (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:18 PM

5. if you have a stash

you are being hypocritical. Even if you live in Colorado, there is still the asinine federal prohibition.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:17 AM

9. Very true...

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Response to mike_c (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:18 PM

6. Actually, if it is legal to reveal, and Putnam Co. doesn't, then

this paper should sue so we can hear the arguments on both sides.

Keep in mind, gun-control is elitist: I suspect many of those gun-owners are happy with that, but being elitist, they are exerting their political pull on county officials. You are aware that some noted gun-controllers got their's?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:24 PM

7. If the newspaper does sue the county

over this information it certainly would be an interesting case. I can see both sides of the gun control debate attempting to influence the outcome of such a case.

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