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.
looks like they are doubling down on stupid
Wow. I’ll bet this is the lead story on NBC.
(”Wouldn’t it be funny if someone were to hack the offending media’s website and re-direct all it’s readers to the names and address of all their employees?”)
This is just one more way the newspaper is insulting honest citizens who happen to own a gun...
Criminals are the problem not gun owners. Maybe the Journal should print a map of all convicted criminals or pedophiles ... Watch - the MSM will NEVER print the names of criminals. Not gonna happen. They never have - never will...
The MSM hates us more than rapists and murderers... That's telling...
When conservatives go after the MSM they do it by stopping subscriptions. By turning off Network News. By not going to the movies... we don't 'shoot up the people of the MSM...
The man who killed the school children worshiped Satan - not exactly a traditional Christian conservative. Maybe the NRA should hire armed Security Guards and say they're doing it because they fear for their lives BECAUSE radical journalists are nuts. We don't need proof - anymore than it appears they do... Let's play insulted frightened victim and see how they feel. We can point fingers and huddle together...
Maybe the MSM will have the wit to understand how insulting they're being... ( I doubt it) - and while they're at it if the MSM is getting threats they need to check them out - turn threats over to the police and make sure it's NOT like the lesbian who carved hate messages into her own skin - while trying to blame white conservatives.
Newspapers “outing CCL holder” running scared because of what they have done and hiring armed security guards. This will only last a little while and then those that are afraid will join the ranks of ccl holders. Then they will understand the value of the 2nd amendment.
Kind of like how Piers Morgan stepped over the line, and then found over 60,000 people telling the White House that he should be deported. While saying he will deport himself, he now is beginning to understand that the 2nd Amendment is taken real seriously by a lot of people.
The 2nd Amendment is a line in the sand that politicians and now the media are learning is an absolute.
Just make and use a large battering ram on their building. The hired guns will NOT be expecting that and won’t know how to respond! LOL!
“Kind of like how Piers Morgan stepped over the line, and then found over 60,000 people telling the White House that he should be deported.”
It’s now over 100,000 now.
So what? Hundreds of gun owners should get together and follow the employees home. Get addresses, names, phone numbers, Get names of children, schools they attend, class schedules.
THis is easy stuff and would be VERY easy to discourage these and any others lib clowns doing this again.
Are they going to post their security’s names and addresses on their news site?
It would make my day if the next major story on this issue is that, since the home addresses of all the hired mercenaries have been published and many of them have decided to leave the state due to security concerns, the security company is forced to cancel its contract with the paper.
Gee...What would the personnel at the paper have to do then? Arm themselves?
Thanks grundle. Worked for the Gallo brothers. Oh, wait...
Great. I just learned that two neighbors in close proximity are exercising their 2nd Amendment rights. My block is much safer than most in leftist NY.
It’s so rich....they want to protect themselves so they turn to guns.