Did the Journal-News break the law by posting gun permit holders’ names?

By the way – received a phone call from a retired NYC detective whose name and address were among those released by these cretins. He’s now receiving death threats to himself and his family. It’s these very policemen, you idiots, who you’re counting on protecting you after you’ve disarmed the rest of the law abiding citizenry, and you’re exposing them to the deranged world of gun haters and sickos? Really dumb. Anyway, here’s what David provided – maybe one of the affected New York policemen would like to lodge a criminal complaint against Janet Hasson and Dwight Worley:

But addressing the point of the headline, here’s what reader David sent along:

Dwight or someone that gave him the information broke the law

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?sh=printbill&bn=A09388&term=
A. 9388 2

1 (II) A REQUEST FOR THE ENTIRE LIST OF LICENSEES, OR FOR ALL LICENSEES
2 IN A GEOGRAPHIC AREA, SHALL BE DENIED, EXCEPT TO ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT
3 AGENCY OR ANY ENTITY ACTING ON BEHALF OF OR PROVIDING SERVICES TO ANY
4 LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.
5 FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM “LAW ENFORCEMENT AGEN-
6 CY” SHALL MEAN THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE, ANY NEW YORK STATE COUNTY
7 SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, ANY POLICE DEPARTMENT OF ANY CITY, VILLAGE OR TOWN
8 WITHIN NEW YORK STATE, THE POLICE FORCE OF ANY NEW YORK STATE AUTHORITY
9 OR AGENCY, THE STATE POLICE FORCE OF ANY OTHER STATE, ANY FEDERAL LAW
10 ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND ANY DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICE IN NEW YORK STATE.
11 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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8 responses to “Did the Journal-News break the law by posting gun permit holders’ names?

  1. Darren O'Grady

    not only did someone break the law in Giving Mr Worly the permit licensee list. But if you scroll out on the pas provided by the article you will get the names and addresses of people far removed from Rockland, Westchester and Putnam counties … some as far away as VA … where it is most certainly a crime to publish such information.

  2. Anonymous

    It is just a bill not the law
    Bill was refered to the Codes Committee 2-24-12
    http://legiscan.com/NY/bill/A09388
    http://ypdcrime.com/penal.law/article400.htm#

  3. My cat would shit on the floor if the Journal News were allowed in her litter box.

  4. Anonymous

    makes ya wonder if they also asked for ct counties and didn’t get ‘em in time for publishing.

  5. SecondAmendmentSister

    Its against the law in many states to publicize that info. I hear the reporter’s name, address and phone are now being circulated too….good! Turnabout is fair play, as the saying goes.

  6. Charles Sliter

    The NY rifle and pistol association might be interested in a law suit against the offenders.

  7. richard

    Done in a spirit of spiteful malice and as a pathetic attempt to recapture misspent youth of bygone protest days… what next, seizing the Dean’s Office ?

  8. I am in law enforcement in the state of Alabama where about two years ago, a local news service tried to gain permit information from our local sheriff’s office. Not only did our sheriff deny the information, but went to court over it and loudly annouced that as long as he was sheriff, this information would not be made available to the public. Every demand for public information is not a legal request and every piece of information that you may consider public, may not be or should not be. We must live with the decisions we make.