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-- -- -- Officials in Putnam county New York fighting back after -- -- -- on newspaper published online maps detailing names and addresses.
Of gun permit holders into neighboring counties Putnam county officials are refusing to hand over any information to the journal news.
On print on residents gun permits for the latest on this battle I'm joined now by Putnam county executive Barry Allan of -- Aren't great to have you with us thank you handing.
And you have taken a principled stand knowing that your violating the law.
In this instance or at least on that space -- left to question the press and -- standing up for the folks -- you think have a right to privacy message sure.
Yeah easy easy call to make you know it was a gut check.
When are -- cleric -- a fan who really you know as the records officer took the lead.
On this obviously is colleagues we consult -- teens and Putnam county.
-- my deputy Kenny executive Bruce walker -- -- an attorney.
And we talked to a lot of hard and we said hey you know what we think that there's some case case.
He instances here where weekend survive this.
Can survive it but on its base -- the newspaper is just.
To prick it seems capriciously.
Publishing this material for you know a group.
There's no purpose and it.
Well that'll be -- that'll be the case.
Elevated case there's exemption to the -- law that says you know you can't -- freedom of information right fear of information you can't profit.
-- -- -- just taking names and addresses and in a group like and and so that you know that's one of the examples then there's the invasion.
Of privacy obviously that's our biggest concern and protecting.
-- The reaction of this Gannett newspaper and you know we've asked a -- -- -- reaction.
The corporately they didn't nothing much they said nothing nothing I wanna talk to to the newspaper there right.
-- Where is out -- the -- they've got another newspaper Gannett paper there yeah they hit the service what was in the 587.
Word statement about a 600 worker editorial.
Yeah -- even if it's quite an off.
Right now have to have that I'm sorry.
Yeah not you know and reactions to.
Into my office.
From my constituents are just they're just so proud to be.
A Putnam county residents are just so proud to have government elected officials that are actually you know aware of the ratification.
Of what would happen you know -- from well -- -- is heavily populated with them first responders -- you know we have a lot of New York's bravest in New York's finest in the military personnel.
And you know then you look at the other side you have the residents to choose.
To come to put in canning.
Just for the peace and recreation -- -- -- in having gun ownership in their home.
And you know we have to protect them and then you look at the you know extreme side bid the women now -- have been victimized by connected.
Domestic violence -- stalkers -- their names and addresses could be.
This is -- that the newspaper didn't really think it's not particularly.
-- they really car they could not have consulted their legal.
Law department I think -- deserve -- reaction do you refusing have they threatened you with a loss of no no I I think the only thing I've seen is well -- they said yes first.
You know obviously vote but let's let's let's look at back GAO lender that's akin demeanor neater cleaner so yeah I don't know I think against my kids a couple times -- it would be -- intention of an ever happening.
The the idea that this country right now is facing.
We're looking at the president says he's gonna make it a priority for gun control this is after 2008.
Promising -- never come after guns.
We are seeing reports are more people were killed.
Murdered with hammers.
Then -- murdered by with a rifle -- in this country but what's your reaction to this sudden.
Take control of guns plus country that I that I citizens that.
I'm -- and huge Africa's Second Amendment but what we're talking about here is the invasion of privacy of law abiding.
Citizen who actually follow the process.
You know took the classes that were required maintain.
You know the safety mechanisms that you need -- place for that so you know to target a -- fighting fit.
And to expose them you know and to invade their privacy I think is the greater argument here.
-- from a kind of fortunate to have you were inferior economic worked in your whole team -- -- standing up.
Recurrence of those happens and we do have senator Greg ball and we have a similar in -- -- him his kids who are going to carry out some legislation in Albany and announced -- get us -- wearing it today.
Great to have you think they'll -- myself thank yeah.
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