I see no reason why a news outlet would need to publish names of pistol permit holders. As print media becomes more and more irrelevant, papers such as the Buffalo News are trying to get the names and information of pistol permit holders.This has caused much debate and discussion. I spoke with Erie County Clerk Jacobs about the "opt out" provision. Thanks to Clerk Chris Jacobs for his time and his stance on the issue. Click the button below to opt out.