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Newspaper Publishes Gun Owners' Names and Addresses
Yahoo News ^ | 24 Dec 2012 | Colleen Curry

Posted on 12/24/2012 5:01:47 PM PST by mandaladon

A newspaper in New York has received a wave of criticism from its readers after publishing the names and addresses of all of the individuals with handgun or pistol permits in its coverage area.

Hundreds of residents in New York's Westchester and Rockland counties were surprised to find their names and addresses listed on a map posted by The Journal News on Sunday. Users can click any dot on the map to see which of their neighbors has a permit for a gun.

The map sparked more than 500 comments from readers within a day of its appearance on the website, many of them voicing outrage at the paper's decision to make the information public.

"This is CRAZY!! why in the world would you post every licensed gun owner information?? What do you hope to accomplish by doing this. This is the type of thing you do for sex offenders not law abiding gun owners. What next? should i hang a flag outside my house that says I own a gun? I am canceling my subscription with your paper today!!!" said commenter Curtis Maenza.

"How about a map of the editorial staff and publishers of Gannett and Journal News with names and addresses of their families…," wrote commenter George Thompson.

All of the names and addresses were compiled through public records. The paper also requested the information from Putnam County, which is still compiling the records for publication, according to The Journal News' website.

In a statement to ABC News, The Journal News said its readers "are understandably interested to know about guns in their neighborhoods," because of the conversation about gun control on its website after the shooting in Newtown, Conn., last week. .

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
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"We obtained the names and addresses of Westchester and Rockland residents who are licensed to own handguns through routine Freedom of Information law requests. We also requested information on the number and types of guns owned by permit holders, but officials in the county clerks offices in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties maintained that those specifics were not public record," the statement read.

"New York's top public-records expert, Robert Freeman, disagrees," it added.

The paper declined to answer further questions about the map.

The MSM going nuts again.

1 posted on 12/24/2012 5:01:52 PM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

An attempt to intimidate has backfired. Leftists always over-reach.


2 posted on 12/24/2012 5:05:44 PM PST by Texas Colonel (Get as close as you can...then get 10 yards closer.)
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To: mandaladon
In a statement to ABC News, The Journal News said its readers "are understandably interested to know about guns in their neighborhoods,"

Did they also publish a map of all the illegal guns in the neighborhoods?

3 posted on 12/24/2012 5:06:32 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: mandaladon

The only thing that thugs understand is hardball. And the best way to hit back at the media is through their advertisers. When a company finds that it is more expensive to support the paper than it is to find other ways to reach customers, they’ll respond by pulling their ads. So the best response is to boycott advertisers, and let them know that you are doing it.


4 posted on 12/24/2012 5:06:54 PM PST by PAR35
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To: mandaladon

War is Hell to Pay.


5 posted on 12/24/2012 5:07:11 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (how did our legal rights became illegal illegally?)
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To: mandaladon

Yeah, the New York scribbler class are nuts.


6 posted on 12/24/2012 5:07:38 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: mandaladon

Probably nothing the neighbors of these owners’ didn’t already know. The mass media doesn’t understand that you can be a gun owner and also be a good, friendly neighbor.


7 posted on 12/24/2012 5:08:22 PM PST by adamjeeps
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To: mandaladon

A silver lining here is that it will drive up the home prices in the neighborhoods where the residents have the most guns. Everyone will want to move there.


8 posted on 12/24/2012 5:08:45 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: mandaladon

This guy:

http://christopherfountain.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/sauce-for-the-goose/

posted the name, address phone numbers and other info on the publisher and the reporter.

I don’t know who the guy is, but one would suspect he’s one of the people displayed in this reckless release of data.


9 posted on 12/24/2012 5:08:45 PM PST by Malsua
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To: mandaladon; humblegunner; Eaker; Lazamataz; TheOldLady; Salamander; Semper Mark

Well, if they want it to be public information, that sort of makes concealed carry a moot point.

Since everyone knows you’ve gt a gun, then it follows you might as well wear it on your hip.

Hey! *They* are the ones making this into a Wild West Show.


10 posted on 12/24/2012 5:09:46 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: mandaladon
It would be absolutely fascinating to see if that list has been redacted by political affiliation. If it had been, there would be a dandy potential lawsuit in the offing.
11 posted on 12/24/2012 5:11:05 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: shibumi

It also makes bigger targets ofthe places that DON’T have guns.


12 posted on 12/24/2012 5:12:00 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: Texas Colonel

Wow talk about backfiring...just read some of the comments.

http://www.lohud.com/comments/article/20121223/NEWS01/121221011/Map-Where-gun-permits-your-neighborhood-


13 posted on 12/24/2012 5:12:10 PM PST by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: mandaladon

Get the names of the editors and reporters. then get their addresses through real property tax and voting records (also available under FOIL). Hand them out to the local homeless as people who don’t believe in gun ownership. Let hijinxks ensue.


14 posted on 12/24/2012 5:13:18 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: mandaladon; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...




15 posted on 12/24/2012 5:13:52 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: mandaladon

I wish our local paper would do that. I’d make sure my name and address were on the list and ask that they add that I’m a mean, paranoid psychopath and have a Rottweiler, too.

My front door welcome mat says, “Go Away”.


16 posted on 12/24/2012 5:17:50 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: mandaladon

This is exactly why we cannot ever agree to gun registration.


17 posted on 12/24/2012 5:18:05 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Malsua

Thanks for the link. I think I’ll send Janet a package of Christmas cookies on Weds when the post office opens.


18 posted on 12/24/2012 5:19:50 PM PST by running_dog_lackey
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To: PAR35

Playing hardball would require more than bitching to their advertisors. And no offense intended but I seriously doubt you have the stomach for it.


19 posted on 12/24/2012 5:20:55 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: 3Fingas

What is registration, but a list? What do they do with the names from the background checks?


20 posted on 12/24/2012 5:21:39 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: mandaladon

The people who should really be upset are the UNARMED neighbors of the ARMED citizens. LOL


21 posted on 12/24/2012 5:23:08 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: mandaladon

Time to publish the names and addresses of all the rich Democrats in the country.


22 posted on 12/24/2012 5:23:22 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: mandaladon

http://sabew.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Code_of_Ethics_for_Gannett_Newspaper_Division.pdf

Gannett Newspapers Code of Ethics....

we will always try to do the right thing....

fire her...her green kitchen is ugly


23 posted on 12/24/2012 5:24:05 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Make that newspaper pay for the relocation expense of all the battered spouses that have legal firearms to protect them from their former abusers.


24 posted on 12/24/2012 5:24:51 PM PST by fudimo
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To: Malsua

Janet Hassen
3 Gate House Lane
Mamaronek, NY

I’m sure she won’t mind if a few folks hit the link above and wish her a very Merry Christmas.


25 posted on 12/24/2012 5:26:31 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
The people who should really be upset are the UNARMED neighbors of the ARMED citizens.

That's what I thought. Any burglar/armed robber/rapist will now have a long list of targets where there is little chance they will meet confrontation.

26 posted on 12/24/2012 5:26:53 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: mandaladon

These homes are ‘hurt lockers’ for criminals. Best think twice before hitting these places, you may not come out alive.


27 posted on 12/24/2012 5:28:45 PM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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To: mandaladon

Thank God I live in Texas. That nonsense is no allowed here.


28 posted on 12/24/2012 5:33:25 PM PST by Texas Colonel (Get as close as you can...then get 10 yards closer.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks mandaladon. Partisan Media Shills ping.


29 posted on 12/24/2012 5:35:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: mandaladon

Thank God I live in Texas. That nonsense is not allowed here.


30 posted on 12/24/2012 5:35:21 PM PST by Texas Colonel (Get as close as you can...then get 10 yards closer.)
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To: Lancey Howard

My doormat says LEAVE!


31 posted on 12/24/2012 5:36:27 PM PST by digger48
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To: rolling_stone

“fire her...her green kitchen is ugly”

Just her kitchen??


32 posted on 12/24/2012 5:36:46 PM PST by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: mandaladon

For criminals, this is a list of people not to mess with.


33 posted on 12/24/2012 5:37:36 PM PST by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: mandaladon

Everybody else—LOOK OUT!


34 posted on 12/24/2012 5:38:35 PM PST by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: fudimo

Rapes and Murder make good news, they could care less about the results of this information.


35 posted on 12/24/2012 5:39:50 PM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans)
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To: mandaladon

After crap like this...why should our side play nice?


36 posted on 12/24/2012 5:45:35 PM PST by Txngal
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To: Lurker
Janet Hassen
3 Gate House Lane
Mamaronek, NY

I’m sure she won’t mind if a few folks hit the link above and wish her a very Merry Christmas.

Here's a nice arial view of the house courtesy of Bing Maps. Nice deck. Nice circular drive...

37 posted on 12/24/2012 5:46:38 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: mandaladon

That list would come in mighty handy if you were wanting to minimize your risk of being shot at while breaking and entering . If I robbed houses for a living I would know exactly which houses not to break into thanks to this list.
If I lived in this neighborhood in a house not on the list I would be pretty ticked at the paper for painting a huge target on my house.


38 posted on 12/24/2012 5:46:40 PM PST by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: mandaladon
"How about a map of the editorial staff and publishers of Gannett and Journal News with names and addresses of their families…," wrote commenter George Thompson.

This is exactly what should happen. With an additional note if they are armed or unarmed.

39 posted on 12/24/2012 5:47:05 PM PST by marron
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I bet there is no law regarding the printing of reporter contact information and the editor and newspaper stockholders who approve these stunts.

how about the same for advertisers’ homes?

just do the equal treatment that is allowed by law.


40 posted on 12/24/2012 5:47:33 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MestaMachine; Domestic Church; Godzilla; Oorang; Rushmore Rocks; DrDude; Dustbunny; ...
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Ping.

Merry Christmas

41 posted on 12/24/2012 5:47:48 PM PST by LucyT
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To: mandaladon

Read that paper while visiting my daughter last week.


42 posted on 12/24/2012 5:48:46 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: Lurker

>> Playing hardball would require more than bitching to their advertisors. And no offense intended but I seriously doubt you have the stomach for it.

Anything illegal would be a vain, suicide mission. The best way to defeat these bitches is through uniform activism. We have about 60 million that voted R last election. I’m sure a good percentage would be interested in making legitimate dents in all the right places. It just requires some leadership and organization.


43 posted on 12/24/2012 5:49:48 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: mandaladon
I would be a bit nervous if my name/address WASN'T on this list. Hey burglars, over here!! LOL

Someone should post the names and addresses of all high profile politicians and their families names and addresses as well.

44 posted on 12/24/2012 5:51:52 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: digger48

my doormat says come back with a warrant


45 posted on 12/24/2012 5:52:17 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: mandaladon

The folks who are not on the list should be concerned, very concerned.


46 posted on 12/24/2012 5:53:01 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: marron

armed not armed is not relevant.

this is about power.

advertisers would be just thrilled to know advertising there would be dangerous.

stockholders would be just thrilled to know buying shares would make them exposed.

the reporter did it to scare.

payback, as far as the law allows, is a female dog.


47 posted on 12/24/2012 5:53:59 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: mandaladon

I’d be on the phone to my lawyer right now.


48 posted on 12/24/2012 5:55:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: mandaladon

I would hate to live on the block with no one on it that owned a gun.....

Especially if I owned some easily steaalble pawnible items....


49 posted on 12/24/2012 6:03:06 PM PST by GraceG
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To: mandaladon

I live in northern Idaho where free people still live (except for the few Kalifornia flower children who polluted the area in the 90’s but they are vastly outnumbered).

I assume that all of my neighbors have firearms. Since I bear them no malice this is not an issue.

They also assume that I have firearms. As long as they bear me no malice this is not an issue.

If they do not own any fireams I assume that THEY have an issue.


50 posted on 12/24/2012 6:03:06 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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