Journal News Reporters’ Families Targeted After Posting Gun Permit Maps

This map posted online claims to show the addresses of Journal News employees. The map is in response to the paper’s controversial decision to publish a map showing the addresses of gun owners.

After posting maps with names and addresses of legal gun permit holders in their area, Journal News reporters says family members are being targeted. And, white powder was sent to the newsroom.
Pix11 reported:

When the Journal News published a map that details the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties, the paper’s editors say, they expected some criticism — but not death threats.

According to the New York Times, “Information [has been posted online] about where their children attended school; some reporters have received notes saying they would be shot on the way to their cars; bloggers have encouraged people to steal credit card information of Journal News employees; and two packages containing white powder have been sent to the newsroom and a third to a reporter’s home.”

The powder proved to be harmless, and, so far, much of the blow-back has been happening online. In New Rochelle, the Talk of the Sound blogger Bob Cox attempted to turn the tables by creating his own map that pinpoints the homes of Journal News employees.

“I don’t think my map is particularly fair to the Journal News employees, many of them have nothing to do with the story, but that’s in the same spirit of the Journal News map which is equally unfair,” Cox told PIX 11 News over the phone from Florida.

Still, Cox said, he did not think the story would take a threatening turn.

“I certainly don’t endorse the types of things I’m reading in the New York Times, about the threats, anthrax scares, getting people’s children involved, I just wanted to address the appropriate response and I thought my map was that response,” said Cox, who insists he will not take the interactive map down from his site.

The Journal News told reporters armed guards would continue to protect their headquarters in White Plains.

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  • ★FALCON★

    These morons should have thought about the ramifications of their idiocy before posting the names of legal gun permit holders.

    And no sympathy for you, idiots. You got what you deserve.

  • Joe Blow

    They tried to intimidate and shame gun owners. Just exactly what did they think gun owners would do when their privacy was breached? Nothing? Give them some of their own medicine by making them fearful so they think twice about putting another person’s private (It should be) information for all to see. Maybe someone should shame the welfare recipients, disability payment recipients and abortion recipients by putting their names, addresses and phone numbers out there for the public to see. They will continue to tromp us if we don’t start fighting them so they back off. I don’t mean hurt them but scare them like they have done to us.

  • MrGoodWench

    After posting maps with names and addresses of legal gun permit holders in their area, Journal News reporters says family members are being targeted. And, white powder was sent to the newsroom.

    I’m 100% sure that the sleazy ” journalists” of that rag are doing it all themselves. They want publicity for themselves while they facilitate and instigate the killings of innocent citizens .

  • Patty

    First of all, all is far as I see it, once you ask for trouble you are certainly going to get it back in spades. POKING THE BEAR

    I personally love it, not hurting kids or threatening lives but placing addresses of the newspaper employees is what they deserve.

    And sorry but someone either on one side or the other could get hurt. Both sides playing with fire and it was started by the newspaper. They really weren’t thinking now were they, in the first place.

  • Trevor (@tjexcite)

    The old saying don’t pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel. Well don’t pick a fight about guns against legal law bidden gun owners. But just because they are legal gun owners still does not mean they are stable even if they pass the background checks.

  • Highlander

    What goes around comes around ….

  • Patty

    It is all so stupid that this all started from a Mother, who had guns around a mentally and emotionally disturbed child. Who went out and ended the lives of 20 children and 6 adults.

    Now, the anger and extremely radical of ideas, “gee, let’s print the names of gun owners in the area” without a thought of the personal lives of these individuals and the fear they have placed on them and their families.

  • Sasja

    MrGoodWench is probably right. Look no further than those connected to that rag to find those responsible for the threats.

  • Patty

    Gawker Posts Full List of All ‘A**hole’ New York City Licensed Gun Owners

    Even Hannity on this list.

  • dwdude

    smug leftists think because obama won the election that they are going to have a field day. a line has been crossed that transcends gender, race and religion. they are attempting to subvert a constitutional right and when citizens have been taking it on the chin for so long, there is going to be a tipping point. that time has arrived…it’s time to beat them back and force them back into their place.

  • Patty
  • Maria

    “Armed Guards will continue to protect their headquarters.” So it’s ok for them to be armed, but not anyone else.

  • Kate

    The paper has reaped what it has sown. They didn’t care about the danger they put people in. Their behavior was appalling. No sympathy for them from me.


    I don’t want people to meet hate with hate…to be throwing death threats around.

    Typical bullies can dish it but can’t take it. Guns aren’t all that bad I guess when you use them for PROTECTION!!

  • bg


    i still want to know when they’re
    going map out the following info:

    The Terrorist Camps Around The U.S.

    They may be living right next door…

    Scattered across the United States, unknown to all but a handful of citizens, are 35 Islamic terrorist training compounds known as “Muslims of America.” Under the leadership of a radical Pakistani cleric, Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, Muslims of America has thousands of devoted followers who are being groomed for HOMEGROWN JIHAD.

    In never-before-seen video footage, the Christian Action Network exposes these dangerous terrorist compounds and reveals for the first time a secret training tape in which American Muslims are recruited to “join one of the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare”… right here in America! They are called “Soldiers of Allah” and they are trained in explosives, kidnapping, murder, firing weapons, and guerilla warfare. They are told, “Act like you are a friend, then kill him just like from the book.”


  • Patty

    A gun owner: Hobby



    And it is our right under the Constitution of the United States. And if it bothers others they need to leave the U.S. It seems some people who live here have never read our Constitution. Shameful. It is a document for the people and by the people. And if owning firearms is so awful, again, PLEASE LEAVE AMERICA.

  • Patty

    #15 January 8, 2013 at 11:18 pm
    bg commented:

    Well, Obama is president. If others know of this then it would be a good idea for them to start spitting it out to the dumb Americans who just don’t get what is going on. Seriously, if members of this government are aware of these dangers then why aren’t they doing something about it and now.

  • jony101

    as usual for the leftist they dont blame the criminal. They should have printed the address to the killers mansion, and maybe the killers father mansion but instead they print innocent peoples addresses who had nothing to do with this mass killing (that they call a tragedy). It was no tragedy.
    My daddy use to tell me, never mess with another mans woman, never mess with crazy people and his final advice never mess with people who have guns. This was back in the seventy’s but it applies today also.
    The journal news want sympathy?
    I smell something fishy, like maybe the leftists are doing all the threatening letters and blaming the right. It just too convenient. Eventually they will catch someone and we will know the truth.

  • Patty
  • bg


    Patty #16 January 8, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    AUSONIUS states the case extremely well:

    The pure argument (which few have the guts to say and defend
    these days) for private weapon ownership was, and still is, so
    that a population can remain citizens and not subjects to tyrants.

    Run from it if you must, but this was, and still is, the truth. It is not
    about hunting, “sporting use”, or the like. Once you buy into these
    notions, you get boxed into a corner from which there is no escape.

    The argument for possessing modern weapons is simply that those
    are what you will face should tyrants wish to “compel” your compliance.

    We have an open marxist party which holds the Senate, the White
    House, and much of the courts. They are making their plans very clear.
    It will not stop with compelling you to purchase health insurance, eat
    “right”, drive eco-cars, practice their “approved” religions, and the like.

    Marxists in the 20th century murdered tens of millions of their own
    citizens who disagreed with them. Why would anyone believe the
    21st century marxist will operate any differently?

    I wake to a country that I do not recognize.

    Patty #17 January 8, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    all part of the New One World Order that just about everyone, including
    Henry Kissinger, has admitted to, yet still label it a “conspiracy theory”
    when confronted .. /s/

    Patty #19 January 8, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    just scroll & click.. *sigh*