Click here for the New York State Firearms License Request for Public Records Exemption form as drawn-up by Monroe County. Empire State residents who’ve registered—or will register—-their firearms with the state (as required by law) must return this form by April 15. They must provide a reason why they want the information to remain private and a judge has to determine if the reason is valid. Monroe County offers owners a few options for sheltering their deets from public view, from “I am an active or retired police officer” (‘natch) to “I have reason to believe that I may be subject to unwarranted harassment upon disclosure.” As opposed to “warranted harassment?” Bottom line: gun registration information is prone to abuse. There is no good reason for it to exist and plenty of reasons why it shouldn’t. Just sayin’ . . .