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The publisher of a major newspaper chain has thrown cold water on a report that it was considering building state-by-state databases of people who have the right to carry concealed firearms.

Publication Sues Putnam County Over Pistol Permit Info

Oct 10, 2013

A newspaper in the Hudson Valley that at the end of last year published an online, interactive gun map with the names and addresses of legal pistol permit holders has sued the lone county that refused to hand over information.

Police Have Not Linked the Burglary to the Gun Map

Jan 14, 2013

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York City home that was listed on a published map of pistol-permit owners in two Hudson Valley counties has been burglarized. But police say there's no direct evidence that the map led to the crime.

The publication of an interactive gun map online by a media group in the Hudson Valley has prompted all sorts of reaction, locally and nationally. And now some state lawmakers say they expect to be discussing the matter of public information and gun-permit holders during the 2013 legislative session in Albany.