Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Attention Pistol Permit Holders

Sign up with County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo to protect your privacy.   You can obtain an "Opt-Out" form, under the state's new gun law, from the County Clerk's website.   Completing the form and filing it means the Clerk's office must keep information about you, including your name and address, confidential.   Go to:

A Gannett newspaper in White Plains published names and addresses of permit holders in Westchester County, trying to marginalize innocent people by publicizing them like registered sex offenders.   A handy directory for criminals wanting to steal guns, the map published by The Journal News led to several home robberies before the newspaper finally pulled it.

The incident led to the privacy-protection in the new law.   The Journal News' sister publication, the Democrat and Chronicle, now complains, as in today's editorial, about the privacy provisions.   Too bad.   Let them whine to their sister newspaper.

How would D&C editors like it if someone published their home addresses and private information?   Bet they'd be less interested in transparency all of a sudden.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Remember when D&C Editorial Board boss Jim Lawrence went ballistic because he ended up in public eye for not paying his taxes?

I guess it's no big deal when it's somebody else, right Jim?