Oneida County officials are clarifying their stance on pistol permit records.

Judge Michael Dwyer says his position remains that pistol permit records should remain private and not be released

But Dwyer is urging pistol permit holders to fill out an "opt-out form" as a second line of defense should a court rule against the county's blanket denial in the future.

Opt out forms are now available on the county's website, or at the pistol permit office.

You have until May 1st to fill out the forms.

There are over 25,000 pistol permit holders in the Oneida County.


Gino Geruntino, WIBX