WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The controversy over a New York newspaper’s publication of an interactive database of gun permit holders is turning into an open government standoff.
A county clerk has refused to release names and addresses of residents with pistol permits.
Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant cited concerns about the safety of permit holders with protection orders as among the reasons for turning down a Freedom of Information request from the Journal News. The paper wants information on who holds handgun permits in his county.
WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reports