Albany, N.Y. – 1/14/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C, I) announced that his proposed legislation to protect law-abiding pistol owners has been included in a comprehensive package being voted on tonight.
The legislation was introduced by Ball after The Journal News Newspaper, a Gannett Company, recently posted a map on their website that unethically reveals homeowners with pistol permits in Westchester and Rockland Counties.
“As a community we stood firm on principle and fought for commonsense against the idiocy of the Journal News. Tonight we have won a big battle against their unwarranted invasion of privacy and I am glad to have the support of the Governor and many in the Legislature to set the record straight and put an end to this public safety nightmare. I will continue to stand solidly behind my local officials in Putnam County, and provide them all necessary support moving forward, yet I am personally grateful that the Journal News will never be able to do something as dangerous and idiotic as this again.”
For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at (845) 200 9716.