Dec 252012
 December 25, 2012  Posted by  Misc

Fox News reports:

A local New York newspaper is drawing the ire of its readers after publishing an interactive map that shows the names and addresses of thousands of residents who have handgun permits.

The online map was published by The Journal News along with an article under the headline: “The gun owner next door: What you don’t know about the weapons in your neighborhood.”

The newspaper obtained, and then published, the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Read more on Fox News.

  One Response to “New York newspaper faces backlash after publishing map of gun permit holders”

  1. Big mistake. Such a list only lets criminals know where NOT to ply their trade and lets them know where they may do so without much resistance. I only hope many of the residences not listed are occupied by owners of non-registered guns.

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