Journal News Gun Map Fallout: Assemblyman Zebrowski (D-New City) sponsors new bill protecting rights of gun-owners

SAFE Act supporter gives a little to local permit holders BY DYLAN SKRILOFF When the White Plains-based daily newspaper the Journal News published a list of legal pistol permit holders on an interactive website map back in December 2012, it stirred a local and national hornets’ nest.  Amazingly, fallout continues 15 months later. The Rockland […]

PISTOL PERMIT OPT-OUT FORM NOW ON COUNTY CLERK’S SITE

Pistol permit holders who wish to apply for privacy from public records searches may now fill out a form found at the Rockland County Clerk’s website: http://www.rocklandcountyclerk.com/ Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato told the Rockland County Times he hopes the state ultimately makes pistol permit privacy automatic so the state and counties needn’t waste time on […]

COP PREZ URGES JOURNAL NEWS BOYCOTT, PRAISES RC TIMES AS COUNTY’S “PREMIER NEWS PUBLICATION”

Dear RC Times Editor, I needed to take the time to write you and thank you for your continued support regarding the irresponsible journalism and extremely poor decision the Journal News made in making public the interactive map of pistol permits holders in Rockland County.  I am a retired NYPD officer and currently the president […]

JOURNAL NEWS BACKS DOWN — GUN-MAP IS REMOVED

JOURNAL NEWS BACKS DOWN — GUN-MAP IS REMOVED

Updated at 6:30, 7:15 & 11:30 p.m. REPORT BY DYLAN SKRILOFF Journal News publisher Janet Hasson announced Friday evening that her newspaper is removing the infamous interactive gun-map from its website, in order to follow “the spirit” of New York’s new gun control law, which restricts the public availability of gun license data. Friday afternoon […]

ROCKLAND CLERK TO JOURNAL NEWS: FOLLOW THE WILL OF NEW YORKERS AND TAKE DOWN THE MAP

On the heels of yet another burglary that has raised suspicion of a connection to the Journal News’ interactive gun license-map, the Rockland County Clerk’s Office has requested in writing that the White Plains-based newspaper take the map down. Regulations in NY SAFE, the new gun control law passed this week by the state of […]

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