“The grounds for disclosure of the Trump license applications under New York’s Freedom of Information Law are very strong. The Trumps have long been outspoken advocates for gun rights, and spoken publicly about their own gun ownership. The president is the chief law enforcement official in the country and has said he is reviewing the current gun laws in the wake of the school shootings in Parkland and elsewhere, and his sons serve as advisors to him on gun-related issues.
“In light of their very public positions and many public statements on these issues, we don’t believe any of the exceptions the police department claim to the general presumption of openness enshrined in the law are compelling or legally valid with respect to the Trumps’ own gun records. These records should be made available to the public.” – Attorney Jim Rosenfeld in Why we’re suing the NYPD for Donald Trump’s concealed carry application [via dailydot.com]