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Self-defense Champion (Part 1)

In the 47 years since I met my friend Dennis Sant on our first day as college freshmen there isn't anyone else I've ever known who was more dedicated to defense.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities in a county north of New York City said on Tuesday they will refuse to release names of local gun permit holders to a newspaper that has been publishing the identities of thousands of license-holding residents.

Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant said he would defy a request for information about pistol permit holders from the White Plains, New York-based [Gannett Newspapers] Journal News, which has come under criticism for publishing thousands of such identities already.

"There is the rule of law, and there is right and wrong and the Journal News is clearly wrong...I could not live with myself if one Putnam pistol permit holder was put in harm's way for the sole purpose of selling newspapers...In Putnam County, I have over 11,000 pistol permit holders and I refuse to put their lives and their families’ lives in danger...When the [public records] laws were conceived, there was no social media, there was no Google maps...” - Dennis Sant, Putnam County Clerk

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