Lib Paper Hires Armed Guards at Offices After Posting Maps of Legal Pistol Permit Holders

On Sunday, December 23, liberal New York newspaper The Journal News published the names and addresses of legal pistol permit holders in two counties online and in print.

Less than two weeks later the newspaper has hired armed guards to protect the paper’s offices.
The Rockland Times reported:

Guns are good for the goose but NOT for the gander.

A Clarkstown police report issued on December 28, 2012, confirmed that The Journal News has hired armed security guards from New City-based RGA Investigations and that they are manning the newspaper’s Rockland County headquarters at 1 Crosfield Ave., West Nyack, through at least tomorrow, Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

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.

UPDATE: Group claims hacked subscriber database of NY newspaper which published gun permit map

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  • Adirondack Patriot

    Are they going to now publish the names and addresses of the RGA Investigations security guards who carry guns in their building?

  • Joe College

    What Obama is best at — in fact, it’s his only true talent — is getting Americans to hate each other.

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  • Rick Rork

    Hmmmmmmmm? Maybe they realize the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, huh!

  • Rick Rork

    The sad fact is, most ccw permit holders know more about weapons and are better trained than most so called security officers.

  • snewsom2997

    I hope they get sued for outing all the people that will not put up any defense when robbed, raped, or murdered.

  • Robert

    Found via Instapundit:

    Media Quiet about San Antonio Theater Shooting, shooter stopped by off-duty officer working security at the theater.

  • Elizabeth

    These traitorous anti Second Amendment Democrats love to put OTHER people at risk, then cry like babies and scream foul when TRUE AMERICANS stand up to them. Interesting how all these anti Second Amendment Democrats have their hired GUNS to protect their worthless lives, but want to deny the American people the same right to defend themselves. I hope there is an organized movement to destroy this rag. Cancel subscriptions and boycott the advertisers who will then take thier advertising dollars else where.

  • Elizabeth

    Definition of Gun CONtrol.
    A traitorous anti Second Amendment Democrat CON game that
    While infringing upon the Constitutional rights of TRUE AMERICANS.

  • Kissmygrits

    They could have saved a lot of ink if they had posted the addresses of houses without guns. We are the largest standing army in the world. China not even close.


    Heads up to all of you that aren’t listed as a gun owner on this map. Band together to file a class action lawsuit against the paper. Anyone looking to rob / assault / invade another person or household has just been give directions to the safest homes to pursue thanks to that paper. Of course, you might want to purchase a gun real quick too.

  • cavt

    Exactly right Joe College—

  • jaxson

    boycott the paper and now the cost of security. all i can say is, HA HA HA, thats the funniest crap ive seen all month…soon to be one less left wing news paper…what a barrel of monkeys!

  • paul52

    To avoid hypocrisy, these guards should be armed with nothing more dangerous than pool ‘noodles’ or water balloons.

  • OldSailor

    Nice that they can afford additional security for themselves. Now, who is going to provide extra security for the people they outted?

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  • wyntre

    Is the JN going to add itself to the interactive map? The security guards have gun permits.

  • Hera

    Unless the security guards are armed with knives and baseball bat their names and addresses should be published for carrying guns.

  • Mad Hatter

    Typical Left Wing Hypocrites.

    Point out who has weapons, as if purchasing and owning a gun is a crime. Then turn around and hire armed guards to protect your place of work.

    There’s not enough words to describe these pitiful excuses for citizens.

  • maybe they are afraid that one of those mental patients that andrew cuomo wants to release from mental institutions might attack them. i wonder if they are going to publish the addresses of those people.

  • Lim Lynn

    I understand now why New York Newspaper had security guards there’s possibility they are scared criminals going to stalk them in their HQ.

  • PDF of database of the subscribers (much easier to read than the original Excel file), with names and addresses reading left to right arranged by town, here:

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  • Steve

    Looking at that map I would hazard a guess that it is a very low crime area…

  • Gannett Watch

    In an essay on Reuters yesterday, Jack Shafer denied there can be any privacy invasion in having publicly available information posted on the interner:

    Will he still feel great about that position after seeing this, just posted?

  • BarbaraS

    Too funny. What are they afraid of? A lot of the gun owners they named are libs. The cream of the jest is that these named libs are getting a taste of what we have been putting up with for decades. It is funny that an anti gun newspaper has hired…gasp…gun owners to protect them. I would bet they never see the irony of this action.