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 4, 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.”
Press conference with Putnam County Officials standing up for law-abiding gun owners in Putnam County. twitter.com/ball4ny/status…
— Greg Ball (@ball4ny) January 3, 2013
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.
— Stacy (@Brn_Eyed_Gurl) January 4, 2013
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 4, 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 3, 2013
Hurray for the clerk of court in Putnam county new york
— Andy Willingham (@andywillingham) January 4, 2013
The Putnam County Clerk is my hero. Liberal Media scum eff off!
— Mark (@WannabeAnglican) January 4, 2013
“We’re talking about endangering our citizens.” Putnam Clerk explains decision to deny gun permit info – bit.ly/Whcy0I
— Nik Bonopartis (@NikBonopartis) January 4, 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 3, 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 3, 2013
Putnam County clerk tells NYC’s The Journal to cram their gun permit list request up their rententive, liberal asses walb.com/story/20492430…
— Kenny Hitt (@fusionaddict) January 3, 2013
I would give the county clerk of Putnam money to fight a legal battle for protecting privacy of gun holders.#violationofgunholdersprivacy
— Carrie Deao (@carriedeao) January 3, 2013
God bless N.Y. Putnam county clerk for taking a stand for what’s right. Godspeed.
— jim(@fshermn) January 3, 2013
The Putnam County, NY Clerk who refuses to release names of Gun Permit Owners needs our support & know we cheer his Patriotism
— ProfessorRobo (@ProfessorRobo) January 3, 2013
— Obama Doctrine (@ObamaDoctrine12) January 3, 2013
I salute the Putnam County Clerk! #StandStrong
— Jeremiah Farmer (@JF_RadioHour) January 3, 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.