Skip to comments.Breaking: Journal News Taking Down Gun Map
Posted on 01/18/2013 4:27:16 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
A New York suburban newspaper that came under criticism for publishing the names and addresses of pistol-permit holders has decided to remove the map from its web site, according to a spokesman for the publication.
Just before Christmas, in the wake of the Newtown school massacre, the Journal News published a map of the names and addresses of tens of thousands of pistol-permit holders in Rockland and Westchester counties outside of New York City.
The newspaper immediately faced a barrage of criticism from gun-owner advocates and some local public-safety officials. Conservative bloggers retaliated against the paper, posting the names and home addresses of Journal News editors and executives.
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Thanks for posting..
I hope they get their a**** sued off and have to shut down their business.
That’s a win.
So do I. At least 2 houses targeted that we know of.
“One of our core missions as a newspaper is to empower our readers with as much information as possible on the critical issues they face, and guns have certainly become a top issue since the massacre in nearby Newtown, Conn.”
This is so crazy- they empowered thieves to better select which homes they are going to break into! Journalism has truly become a joke.
Gee, Gomer, I sure hope that nobody copied it during the four whole weeks it was available on the site. That'd be turrble.
Unlike some other states, the identities of permit holders are specifically exempted from open records requests."
Way too little, WAY too late, IMHO. I hope these guys lose subscribers by the truckload and have to fold. What the Journal News did was nothing less than the act of a bully. It was nothing less than an overt and blatant attempt to intimidate and marginalize a group of private citizens for no other reason than their exercise of a constitutional right that was unpalatable to the paper’s editorial board.
Wow not many women in that income bracket look that bad.
After two gun thefts from the published addresses.
Also, once something is on the Net, it is gone. There is no retrieving it.
Someone should sue the kiester off that publication.
Sue them anyway!
Not even $2M/year could make that look good.....
Who really pays her? Is that newspaper actually making the kind of money that merits that much compensation. I smell a big fat rat!
UM...that does NOT look like a woman....AND, her HUSBAND is a GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR in DC
and i hope someone posts a map where all of them live, with their personal info displayed, and makes sure everyone knows their homes have no guns for defense.
Sort of like closing the barn door after the horse ran out.
Customers of her HUSBAND’s company.....a lot of “Defense”....how ironic...
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