Skip to comments.'Journal News' hires armed security guards [gun control hypocrites]
Posted on 01/01/2013 4:21:06 PM PST by grundle
The Journal News of West Nyack, N.Y., has hired armed security guards to defend its offices after receiving a torrent of phone calls and emails responding to the paper's publication of the names and addresses of area residents with pistol permits.
RGA Investigations, a private security company, "is doing private security at on location at the Journal News as a result of the negative response to the article," according to a police report first obtained by the Rockland County Times (Nanuet, N.Y.) and shared with POLITICO. The guards "are armed and will be on site during business hours through at least January 2, 2013."
Last month, in the wake of last month's elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Gannett-owned Journal News published interactive maps showing the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in New York's Westchester and Rockland counties. Conservatives and gun rights advocates publicly protested the paper's move; on Monday, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association called for a nationwide boycott of the paper's advertisers, calling it a wanton act that has put in harm's way tens of thousands of lawful license holders."
The Journal News continues to host the map on its website and has said that it will soon add a map listing all pistol permit holders in Putnam County.
According to the Clarkstown Police report, filed today, Journal News editor Caryn McBride had "previously reported a large amount of negative correspondence in response to the media outlet's publication of local gun permit holders." McBride shared one email with the police officer from "an unknown subject who wondered what McBride would get in her email now." The officer told McBride the email did not constitute an offense.
The Rockland County Times, a Journal News competitor, led its exclusive report citing the juxtaposition of targeting gun ownership while hiring armed guards.
"Guns are good for the goose but NOT for the gander," Dylan Skriloff, the Rockland County Times' associate publisher & editor-in-chief wrote.
Human shields for hire.
This report obviously means the counter-response from Real America has gotten their attention.
Keep up the good work, people.
Find out the names and addresses of the “security guards” and publish their names and addresses on the internet.
That's a very bad idea.
I have no problem with these security guards.
They are just doing their jobs.
From what I understand the names and addresses of the newspaper managers were published. Now that seems fair.
A microcosm of the assholes in govt that also wish to dispense with the 2nd Amendment.
Editor Caryn McBride could have a lot of money spent on armed security guards by just putting up signs declaring the paper a gun free zone.
One of these times they are going to push just a bit too much.
It’s not the job they’re doing, it’s who they’re doing it for. :-)
I wonder if any of those newly hired armed guards appear on their map...Oh, the irony!
I hope there’s a massive boycott against this rag including cancellations of subscriptions and boycotting businesses that advertise with it. Some of the permit holders on the list are within feet of me over on the next block since I’m right on the NY Rockland border, Think I’ll have a chat with them.
This political element is “protected” by nothing. I might even put up a 24hr camera pointing to the front door.
They chose their political dog, may they reap the nasty political fleas. Americans have a right to defend themselves, I see you are exercising yours.
BTW F-YOU Journal News of West Nyack, N.Y.
Good idea - it's quite possible some of them don't have any idea that their names and addresses have been outed. I know that's what was found up in Monroe County, NY when Gannett pulled the same crap back in the 70's.
Think I would be more concerned if I lived there and didn’t make the list
Smack Gannett over the head. They own it and authorized it.
Alinsky, you magnificent bastard - we read your book!
“That’s a very bad idea.
I have no problem with these security guards.
They are just doing their jobs.”
The problem is that their possession of guns should be no more private than those of a concealed carry permit. It’s time to take sides.
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