NY Fails To Process 20,000 Public Disclosure Opt-Out Forms For Permit Holders
By Mike Doran via USA Carry
Nearly everyone recognized that when New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, commonly known as the SAFE Act, was signed into law by Gov. Cuomo, it would put more burdens on lawful gun owners.
Perhaps the only benefit to the law was that permit holders now had a way to opt-out of having their names and addresses being public information subject to public records requests, as they had been since 1981. All they would need to do is fill out a form with their county clerk’s office to ensure their permit information would not be released as a result of public records requests.
The Monroe County Clerk’s Office, however, has some 20,000 unprocessed forms dating back three years, The Democrat & Chronicle reports.
The opt-out provision was the result of The Journal News, a newspaper in Westchester County, publishing the names, addresses, and a map of permit holders in its readership area following the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings.
The publication of so much personal information put a target on the backs of lawful gun owners and drew public outrage, leading to the opt-out forms.
So why weren’t the forms processed? …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation