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.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Shot In Head In Newark Survives Emergency Surgery, Family Says; Police Looking For Suspects
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