Names Of NY Gun Owners Made Public

GeneseeNow —  Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Do you have a pistol permit? If you do, then as of today, your name becomes public record…unless you have asked for privacy. Local permit offices have been swamped with gun owners asking that their names to be kept confidential as the deadline approached.

The NY Safe Gun act, passed earlier this year, says that the names of people with pistol permits are public record — which they have always been. But the law gave gun owners a short window to keep their names private. They had until today that their pistol permits not be part of the public record.