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Entercom Gets In Spat With Paper Over Guns


Gun control has been a broiling hot news topic lately and it's caused a little he-said-she-said between the Buffalo News and Entercom's WBEN radio. The paper filed a freedom of information request in Erie County, looking for information about gun permits. WBEN reported the paper intended to publish the names and addresses of gun permit owners. The paper denied the accusation and said the station never contacted them to ask why they requested the information. 

The paper reported it was "seeking this information just as it has data of voter registration, criminal records, municipal salaries, property assessments, political contributions and tax rates. When reporting on a gun-related crime, for example, The News could check gun permits to determine if an individual has a legal handgun." Entercom spokesman Kevin Geary told the paper, “We stand by the story. We called you guys at 9 a.m. and you didn’t return our call for a while.”

Check out the entire story from the newspaper's point of view HERE

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