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DOWNLOAD HERE: NY Gun Permit Opt-Out Form

Posted By Joseph Spector On February 15, 2013 @ 2:56 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

State Police today released the opt-out form for pistol owners to keep their information private.

Forms for gun owners will be available at county clerks or sheriff’s departments, depending on which agency handles the permitting in a county. They should be returned to the same licensing agency.

The opt-out provision was part of the gun-control law passed last month, allowing pistol-permit holders to elect to keep their information, such as name and address, private. If they do not fill out the form, the information would be public under the state’s Freedom of Information law.

The opt-out clause was approved after the Journal News, a Gannett Co. Inc. publication, sparked outrage for publishing an interactive map of pistol-permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties in December. After the law was passed, the newspaper removed the data from its website.

State Police said pistol-permit information [1] held by the county is currently exempt from FOIL until May 15.

After that, anyone who has filled out the form would be exempt from having their information released under FOIL. People could still fill out the form after May 15 to have their information sealed.

You can also download the form here.

FOIL Exemption Form [2] by jspector [3]


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[1] State Police said pistol-permit information: http://www.troopers.ny.gov/Firearms/Public_Records_Exemption/

[2] FOIL Exemption Form: http://www.scribd.com/doc/125679236/FOIL-Exemption-Form

[3] jspector: http://www.scribd.com/jspector