Despite ruling, Rockland clerk refuses to release public gun-permit data

Despite ruling, Rockland clerk refuses to release public gun-permit data – The Rockland County clerk is refusing to release the names and addresses of non-exempt pistol permit holders, ignoring state law and a letter from the county’s top public records official ordering the records’ release.  An assistant to Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato said Friday the office will not comply with an order from Deputy County Executive Terry Grosselfinger to release the permit records. The order came last month after The Journal News appealed Piperato’s denial of a request for the records under the state’s Freedom of Information law.