‘Journal News’ to ask court to order Putnam County to release names and addresses of registered handgun owners

‘Journal News’ to ask court to order Putnam County to release names and addresses of registered handgun owners – The Journal News is putting pressure on one of the New York counties it covers to hand over the names of handgun owners that the county has on record, Capital has learned.  The regional newspaper, which covers Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, caused a national controversy 10 months ago for publishing the names and addresses of handgun-permit holders in Westchester and Rockland.  Now, a source with knowledge of the matter tells Capital that the newspaper was preparing this afternoon to file a verified petition, asking a court to order Putnam County, about an hour north of Manhattan, to hand over gun-owner records.