NY county could break state law by refusing to give newspaper names and addresses of pistol permit holders
N.Y. county vows to withhold pistol permit data
But Freeman said the law is clear: "The name and address of any gun licensee are public."On Dec. 23, The Journal News published a report and interactive map, identifying the names and addresses of those who legally hold pistol permits in Westchester and Rockland counties. At that time, a request also was made to Putnam County.That map ignited a firestorm of controversy but also generated support. All three requests for the gun data followed last month's mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.