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February 19, 2013

'Opt out' an option for shooters

Tonawanda News — New York state will offer an “opt-out” form allowing individual pistol permit holders to protect their information from ever being made public, according to Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs. 

 “The opt-out is a simple one page form that allows you to choose one of four reasons you desire to keep your information private,” Jacobs said. 

Jacobs said that he has received the forms from New York State Police, though permit holders can print out the form online and then mail it to his office. 

“Once the permit holder completes the form simply mail it or fax it into our office,” he said, while adding that he believes the most common option for permit holders will be unwarranted harassment disclosures. 

The law provides 60-days for permit holders to exercise this “opt-out” provision before someone can make a request for pistol records. 

“So we are encouraging pistol permit holders who want assurance that their records will be kept private to complete the form immediately,” Jacobs said.

Completed forms are to be submitted to: Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, c/o Pistol Permit Office, 92 Franklin Street Buffalo, NY 14202 or faxed to 858-6550, Attn: Pistol Permit Office. 

The forms will be available starting today at the all county auto bureaus or by going online at

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