Armed Guards At NY Paper That Reported Gun Info

Police SC Armed guards at NY paper that reported gun info

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Official Wire) — A New York newspaper that unleashed a public outcry after it published the names and addresses of residents with pistol permits is being protected by armed guards.

The guards have been posted at its White Plains headquarters and in a satellite office in West Nyack since last week, publisher Janet Hasson said. “The safety of my staff is my top priority,” she told The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/10QbMyS).

In December, the Journal News published online maps with the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester counties, information it sought from public records after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

The newspaper’s database, which included an interactive map on the Gannet Co.-owned newspaper’s website lohud.com, sparked a torrent of criticism from across the country. Some said the publication was an invasion of privacy and could potentially put gun owners at risk. Others compared it to lists of sexual predators or other criminals, and said it was tantamount to presenting gun permit holders as wrongdoers.

Hasson said the newspaper knew the publication would be controversial, but that “we felt sharing information about gun permits in our area was important in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings.”

Read more at Official Wire.

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Comments

  1. woobernicker says:

    Typical Hypocritical BS… They don't care about putting others at risk such as them who obtain a CCW because of threatening estranged spouses. I hope a map comes out with all of these puny libs identified. Including their houses, spouses, hangouts etc… If they believe guns are evil then what are they worried about? I don't think guns will read a map and find them.

  2. Edwardkoziol says:

    If I was a guard I'd pretend that I didn't see the heroes that want to take out these scumbag publishers who did this to gun owners.Someone should publish where they live along with Blob Beckels address.

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