FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Putnam County Executive
May 14, 2013
Odell Reminds Residents about Non-Disclosure Deadline
Putnam residents wishing to keep their gun permit information private have only until end of business tomorrow, May 15, 2013 to file the required NYS Firearms License Request for Public Records Exemption.
“Pistol permit holders should file an opt-out form at the County Clerk’s Office if they want to keep their name and address from being made public,” said County Executive MaryEllen Odell.
County Clerk Dennis Sant, who refused to release ownership data of Putnam County gun permit holders following a Freedom of Information request by The Journal News last January, said he will continue to protect the privacy of Putnam’s registered gun owners.
“I will continue to stand strong to protect the safety and privacy of all pistol permit holders in Putnam County. The stance I took in January has been validated by passage of the NY SAFE Act and the Appellate Court,” Sant said. “But permit holders should comply with the NY SAFE Act and file an opt-out form.”
The Putnam County Clerk’s office is located on the first floor of the County Office Building, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY. Opt out forms can be downloaded from the County website at: http://www.putnamcountyny.com.