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Jacobs Announces Pistol Permit Privacy Forms Now Available

FORMS AVAILABLE ON-LINE AND AT LOCAL AUTO BUREAUS

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced today that he finally has received from New York State Police the much anticipated “opt-out” form which enable individual pistol permit holders to protect their information from ever being made public.

Permit holders can go to www.erie.gov/optout to print out a copy of the form, fill-it out and mail it or fax it in to the Erie County Clerk.  Alternatively all County Auto Bureaus will have copies of the forms available as of Tuesday, February 19th, as well as the Pistol Permit Office located at 92 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202.

“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. Once the permit holder completes the form simply mail it or fax it into our office,” said Jacobs.

Buffalo Warriors Owner Determined to Bring NBA D-League Team to Buffalo

Buffalo Warriors Owner Determined to Bring NBA D-League Team to Buffalo

The Buffalo Warriors professional basketball team made several announcements in the past week, including news about the 2013 season and plans to bring an NBA Development League team to Western New York.

The Warrior were set to begin play in the newly formed IBA-PBL basketball league this season, but scheduling delays caused the team to change focus and create a schedule consisting of international opponents beginning with the home opener on March 27 at the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Warriors players and management agreed that the international concept would provide the players with more opportunities to continue their careers with professional teams overseas.

County Clerk Creates Web-Link for New Gun Law Privacy Provision

County Clerk Creates Web-Link for New Gun Law Privacy Provision

                                            Designed to distribute “Opt-Out” form directly to permit holders

Erie County, NY –New York State’s recently passed gun law “NY SAFE ACT” allows pistol permit holders to request that their information be kept private and confidential.  The law directs the New York State Police to create an application to allow permit holders to be exempt or “opt-out” from public disclosure. 

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles to Host Card Grading Event

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles to Host Card Grading Event

Ever wonder what that special sports card you’ve been holding onto since your childhood is really worth? Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga, will host a representative from Beckett Grading Services from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.

Beckett Grading Services uses an easy-to-understand 1 to 10 point grading scale to rate sports cards. Cards will be graded on four key categories: Centering, corners, edges and surface. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card's final overall grade. Beckett also grades non-sports cards, photos, magazines, pocket schedules, gaming cards and tickets.

Legislator Dixon Honors WGRZ Sports Director Ed Kilgore with County Proclamation

Legislator Dixon Honors WGRZ Sports Director Ed Kilgore with County Proclamation

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon presented a proclamation to WGRZ Sports Director Ed Kilgore at the Jan. 24, 2013 session in recognition of his 40 years with the station.

“It was an honor to recognize my former colleague and good friend Ed for his longevity with WGRZ. To continuously work in the field for as long as he has, enduring the ever changing climate is a testament to his talent and dedication,” said Legislator Dixon.

To read the proclamation, CLICK HERE.

Hamburg Fairgrounds to Host Buffalo Warriors; Jim Brinson to Call Games

Hamburg Fairgrounds to Host Buffalo Warriors; Jim Brinson to Call Games

The Buffalo Warriors of the IBA-PBL basketball league have chosen an exciting suburban location for their 2013 home games: The Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds!

The selection of the Event Center was an easy choice, according to Ed Bednarz, owner of the Buffalo Warriors. “The Event Center has everything we need, including seating for up to 5,000 fans, a climate-controlled environment, ticket offices, concession stands and plenty of free parking. It also has the added draw of the busy casino and racetrack, so bringing our basketball games there is a natural fit.” 

Jacobs Will Not Release Pistol Permit Data to Buffalo News

Jacobs Will Not Release Pistol Permit Data to Buffalo News

County Clerk Believes Matter of Public Safety

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs stated he will not provide to the Buffalo News the records of over 75,000 pistol permit holders in Erie County. Late last week Jacobs received a request from the Buffalo News for “all active pistol permit holders in Erie County, including but not limited to name and address.”

The Freedom of Information request came soon after a downstate paper obtained and published, in the form of an interactive Google map, all pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester Counties.

“I will exhaust every legal avenue available to keep the records of registered gun owners private, because I believe such disclosure could endanger the life and safety of our citizens,” said Jacobs. “As an elected official, that will always be my first priority.”