The clerk of Putnam County, NY is my new hero. Google it and I bet you will agree. Screw the New York "Journal News"!! #privacy—
Mike Sandman Sanders (@sandman103gbf) January 04, 2013
The publishers of the Journal News in suburban New York are still committed to outing gun permit holders, but officials in Putnam County held a press conference to let the public know they weren’t going to make it easy to expose residents there. “There is the rule of law, and there is right and wrong, and the Journal News is clearly wrong,” said Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant. “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.”
State Sen. Greg Ball also spoke, calling the newspaper publishers “elitist eggheads,” adding, “I thank God that Putnam County has a clerk with the guts to stand up and draw the line here in Putnam County.”
The Journal News has already published an interactive, online map showing the names and addresses of permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties, outraging many who consider the map not only an invasion of privacy but a handy guide for burglars. The newspaper obtained the names through the state’s Freedom of Information Law, but Sant said Putnam would not comply with the paper’s request. Residents at the press conference were reported to have given a standing ovation, and Sant has won fans online for his stand.
thank God for the county commisioner of putnam county hip hip hooray standing up to the liberal loser paper journel news—
john hollandsworth (@jhrusher) January 04, 2013
A great big THANK YOU to Dennis Sant for standing up for ethics and not releasing the names of gun owners in Putnam county.—
Conservative Lady (@LindaJamle) January 03, 2013
Hurray for the clerk of court in Putnam county new york—
Andy Willingham (@andywillingham) January 04, 2013
The Putnam County Clerk is my hero. Liberal Media scum eff off!—
Mark (@WannabeAnglican) January 04, 2013
PutnamCountyClerk Dennis Sant looking out for county residents. Won't give JournalNews names and addresses of gun permit holders.Good Guy!—
BayAreaHausFrau (@bayareahausfrau) January 03, 2013
Hurray! Dennis Sant, Putnam County clerk takes a stand against the Leftist causing harm to gun owners. "They will have to take me to court."—
Susan (@ParadiseCity26) January 03, 2013
God bless N.Y. Putnam county clerk for taking a stand for what's right. Godspeed.—
jim (@fshermn) January 03, 2013
The Putnam County, NY Clerk who refuses to release names of Gun Permit Owners needs our support & know we cheer his Patriotism—
(@ProfessorRobo) January 03, 2013
The legal wrangling is certainly just beginning, but in Putnam County, at least, there will be a fight.
Ball has uploaded the following news clip giving an overview of today’s press conference.