New York Newspaper Plots Gun Owners

One more reason to oppose registration. This is one of the abuses of the system.

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.

The article, in explaining the decision to publish the information, pointed to the school massacre in nearby Newtown, Conn., and the concerns of some residents about which of their neighbors might have firearms.

Note to home invaders: This is also a list of houses that do not have legal handguns. Govern yourself accordingly.

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11 Responses to New York Newspaper Plots Gun Owners

  1. sortahwitte says:

    How about we publish the addresses of the editor, publisher, and reporters of this yellow rag? With a note (for the average criminal) that this where the good stuff is and no guns to worry about.

  2. Ray Davies says:

    The Cedar Rapids Gazette publishes the names of the permit holders (by County) when there is a new or renewed permit. They call it “Public Information”. It is interesting to see the names of people you would never expect to carry though.

  3. notamobster says:

    Since turnabout is fair play, here is the google street view of the authors house, with his address:

    This is the home of the NY Journal columnist who published the names and addresses of all gun owners in NY. He shouldn't have a problem with his info being published. Editors:</p>
<p>Editors of The Journal News are<br />
Janet Hasson, 3 Gate House Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10534. (248) 594-2197<br />
Cyndee Royle, 1133 Westchester Ave., Suite N110, White Plains, NY 10604, 914-694-9300<br />
Nancy Cutler 9 Woodwind Ln, Spring Valley, NY. (845) 354 3485<br />
The CEO of the parent company is<br />
Gannett CEO<br />
Gracia C Martore<br />
728 Springvale Rd<br />
Great Falls, VA 22066<br />
(703) 759 5954<br />
The reporter on the story is<br />
Dwight R Worley<br />
23006 139 Ave<br />
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 (718) 527 0832</p>
<p>Side note the Journal News reporter Dwight R Worley the parasitic Liberal Communist traitor to Americans, is a gun owner himself. Dwight R. Worley owns a Smith & Wesson 686 .357 Magnum and has had a residence permit in New York City for that weapon since February 2011

    Editors:

    Editors of The Journal News are
    Janet Hasson, 3 Gate House Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10534. (248) 594-2197
    Cyndee Royle, 1133 Westchester Ave., Suite N110, White Plains, NY 10604, 914-694-9300
    Nancy Cutler 9 Woodwind Ln, Spring Valley, NY. (845) 354 3485
    The CEO of the parent company is
    Gannett CEO
    Gracia C Martore
    728 Springvale Rd
    Great Falls, VA 22066
    (703) 759 5954
    The reporter on the story is
    Dwight R Worley
    23006 139 Ave
    Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 (718) 527 0832

    Side note the Journal News reporter Dwight R Worley the parasitic Liberal Communist traitor to Americans, is a gun owner himself. Dwight R. Worley owns a Smith & Wesson 686 .357 Magnum and has had a residence permit in New York City for that weapon since February 2011

  4. BrunDawg says:

    In 2008, the Commercial Appeal in Memphis published a searchable database of concealed-carry handgun permit owners in Tennessee…
    “Using the information published by the Commercial Appeal, they found burglaries in 2009 declined 18% in the city’s ZIP codes with the most concealed-carry permits and generally increased in ZIP codes with the fewest.”

  5. Uke says:

    You know, this is basically treating gun owners as sex offenders.

    Awesome. *eye roll*

    • R.D. Walker says:

      State Senator Greg Ball:

      “The asinine editors at The Journal News, have once again gone out of their way to place a virtual scarlet letter on law abiding firearm owners throughout the region. The immediate elimination of the information posted on the Journal News Website is the only way we can ensure the safety and liberty of these New Yorkers,” said Mr. Ball in a statement. “This is clearly a violation of privacy, and needs to be corrected immediately. The same elitist egg heads who use their editorial page to coddle terrorists and criminals are now treating law abiding citizens like level three sexual predators.”

  6. Gager says:

    The real story here is the alarming lack of outrage from the exposed weaponless potential victims. I understand the concern from the gun owners, but it seems that the bigger response would be from those now exposed as defenseless to criminals.

  7. notamobster says:

    I’m not sure of the wisdom of inciting harassment of the only people with a means of defending themselves…

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