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New N.Y. Law Prohibits Newspapers From Disclosing Gun Owners' Names

New N.Y. Law Prohibits Newspapers From Disclosing Gun Owners' Names

In reaction to Sandy Hook, the State of New York has just passed a ton of new gun control and mental health laws. Lost in all the hub-bub will be the fact that the next time the Journal News decides to publish the name of legal, law-abiding  gun owners, it will be breaking the law:

And, in response to a controversy that erupted after The Journal News, a daily newspaper, published the names and addresses of handgun permit holders in Westchester and Rockland Counties, the legislation would prohibit disclosure of the names in the new statewide gun-registration database, and would allow individuals to exempt their own names and addresses from being disclosed by counties that have such databases.

This is a damning repudiation of the Journal News’ behavior, and a bipartisan one. The law was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, and passed overwhelmingly by the state Assembly, which is controlled by Democrats.

 

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