New York Paper Announces It Will Post More Names and Addresses of Legal Gun Permit Holders

On Sunday, liberal New York newspaper The Journal News published the names and addresses of legal permit holders in two counties online and in print.

The Journal News announced on Friday that it will publish more names and addresses of residents holding pistol permits in the New York area.
Reuters reported:

A suburban New York newspaper that sparked an uproar among gun enthusiasts by publishing names and addresses of residents holding pistol permits is now planning to publish even more identities of permit-toting locals.

Further names and addresses will be added as they become available to a map originally published on December 24 in the White Plains, New York-based Journal News, the newspaper said.

The original map listed thousands of pistol permit holders in suburban Westchester and Rockland counties just north of New York City.

Along with an article entitled “The gun owner next door: What you don’t know about the weapons in your neighborhood,” the map was compiled in response to the December 14 shooting deaths of 26 children and adults in Newtown, Connecticut, editors of the Gannett Corp.-owned newspaper said.

The next batch of names will be permit holders in suburban Putnam County, New York, where the county clerk told the newspaper it is still compiling information.

Some 44,000 people are licensed to own pistols in the three counties, the newspaper said. Owners of rifles and shotguns do not need permits, the newspaper said.

The publication prompted outrage, particularly on social media sites, among gun owners.

“Do you fools realize that you also made a map for criminals to use to find homes to rob that have no guns in them to protect themselves?” Rob Seubert of Silver Spring, Maryland, posted on the newspaper’s web site. “What a bunch of liberal boobs you all are.”

Republican state Senator Greg Ball of Patterson, New York, said he planned to introduce legislation to keep permit information private except to prosecutors and police.

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  • Maria Dubăsari

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  • Ella

    We are again being pitted neighbor against neighbor. This is intentional and has been from the beginning.

  • Will

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  • Sasja

    “God made man but Sam Colt made them equal.” From American Thinker…excerpted

    “In the concrete jungles of our urban cities or in our seemingly tranquil suburbias with their flaccid social disintegration, many Progressive-minded levels of government have made the considered decision that in lieu of a debauched and malicious portion of its citizenry, it is far better to effectively disarm their constituent fiefdoms in order to show them that superficially they have their best interests at heart. All the while, and with their fingers testing the winds, those same politicos are deftly side-stepping the fact that those cretins with pernicious intent will handily acquire guns elsewhere, or commit their menacing acts with a baseball bat or a lawnmower blade if necessary.”

  • Sasja
  • TeachX3

    Can’t one of those, whom have been ‘outed’ sue the paper for breech of privacy or harassment or something?

  • Will

    Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.” – Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446.

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  • Bigkahuna

    Seems to me those who don’t own guns might want to get them as thieves have now been told who to target. I can’t wait till the first person harmed finds out that the criminals used this data and wants to thank that paper with a lawsuit

  • pst314

    Okay, then up the ante: Publish lots more personal information about the publisher and reporters.

  • Despiser

    The time is well past for Gun owners to retake our Country from the Marxist Hippies that have usurped Individual freedoms in America.

    Starting with this “propaganda agency”.

    The “UnCivil War of 2013” is beginning soon.

  • Tim
  • Obamao

    I had been meaning to submit to DARPA an anti-terorism plan that would involve a web-based dead pool gambling site (places have had celebrity dead pools for years) – individuals world-wide could place bets on date and time of death of wanted terrorists, when subject terrorists buy the farm the individual who placed the winning bet would collect anonymously. The wink-wink part is that those placing bets could put their thumbs on the scales if it would favor their bet.

  • Obamao

    Whoops, wrong thread…

  • Bob

    We are seeing more legal gun owners deciding NOT to get concealed carry permits now that the liberal scum and the press want to know who each permit holder is and where they live. This can be a huge problem for these legal gun owners.
    Either you will have police/ATF targeting those legal gun owners or the neighbors will be concerned this person is some wacky gun nut. And the other side is the thugs who will know this person has guns to steal.
    Run silent, run deep my friends.

  • mg4us

    Perhaps the NRA should publish the names and addresses of these so called journalists. . .

    In the mean time as a legal gun owner, putting up a sign on my property entrance. .

    Firm supporter of Second Amendment
    Keep off the property
    Trespassers will be sorry

  • Clafoutis
  • CW

    how many liberal gun owners were “outed”? I’m quite sure many of these permit holders are obama voters too.

  • DanStlMo

    The employees of this newspaper should prepare for full investigations, where their children go to school, what doctors and what type they go to, what cars they own and their license plate numbers, where they go to church, you get the idea.

  • Bronson

    Fascist Liberal Collectivists throwing a temper tantrum. These “journalists” are a danger to society. This paper needs to be shut down before someone gets killed because of their infantile nonsense.