New York newspaper, the Journal News, Publishes names and addresses of Gun Owners

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by RB, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. RB

    RB Founding Member

    The Journal News recently published a list of all area residents names and addresses of those people who had handgun licenses.

    I wonder just where the adults are that should be making decisions at this newspaper?

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_...newspaper-publishes-gun-owner-home-addresses/

    In a move to serve a bit of sauce for the newspapers gander a blogger published a list of newspaper employees and their address in an interactive map.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/blog-turns-tables-on-gun-map-paper-85520.html?ml=la


    http://www.newrochelletalk.com/content/map-where-are-journal-news-employees-your-neighborhood

     
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  2. According to the blogger, there are abused women in hiding, under protective order, who have guns and are now fearing for their lives because their names and addresses are on this map. Seriously, where are the adults anymore? I don't care what your stand is on gun control, you would have to think publishing a map like this would have unforeseen consequences.
     
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    The legal liabilities opened up by this action are enormous. If there is someone hiding from an abusive domestic partner and gets killed or injured because of this, the ensuing lawsuit could bankrupt the paper. good riddance.
     
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

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  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    he he he. pretty funny. sauce goose gander.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It doesn't bother me in the least if they're peeing their pants. The flacks got themselves into this situation.

    Apparently the reaction has been so negative that the anti-gun newspaper hired arm guards ... :rolleyes:

    Rockland Times: The Journal News is Armed and Dangerous

    According to police reports on public record, Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn A. McBride was alarmed by the volume of “negative correspondence,” namely an avalanche of phone calls and emails to the Journal News office, following the newspaper’s publishing of a map of all pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester. Due to apparent safety concerns, the newspaper then decided to hire RGA Investigations to provide armed personnel to man the location ... McBride had filed at least two reports with the Clarkstown Police Department due to perceived threats. However, the police did not find the communications in question actually threatening.
     
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  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Saw the story last night that "The Journal News" has hired armed guards.

    Supposedly the paper intends to put out another list of gun owners. Seems they are to stupid to learn.

    Wonder why a newspaper thinks they need that kind of protection? I have to wonder again, just where are the adults making decisions at that paper. I would suggest that all subscribers drop the paper as it has betrayed the citizens.
     
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  8. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    There are times when I long for the days when newspaper editors were regularly beaten in the streets...
     
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

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