Skip to comments.Newspaper That Put Gun Permit Map Online Hires Armed Guards (For angry complaints in NY)
Posted on 01/04/2013 12:25:56 PM PST by neverdem
A newspaper based in White Plains that drew nationwide anger after publishing the names and addresses of handgun permit holders last month is being guarded by armed security personnel at two of its offices, the publisher said Wednesday.
The increased security comes as the newspaper, The Journal News, has promised to forge ahead with plans to expand its interactive map of permit holders to include a third county in the suburbs of New York City, and local officials there have vowed to block the records release.
The armed guards hired from local private security companies have been stationed in The Journal Newss headquarters and in a satellite office in West Nyack, N.Y., since last week, said Janet Hasson, the president and publisher of The Journal News Media Group.
The safety of my staff is my top priority, Ms. Hasson said in a telephone interview.
The newspaper prompted a national discussion and a torrent of rage online after it published an...
But an editor at the West Nyack office told the local police that the newspaper had received a large amount of negative correspondence related to the publication of the map, according to a police report highlighted by The Rockland County Times on Tuesday. The police report said that e-mails received did not contain threats and that armed guards from a private security firm had not reported any problems at the office...
Mr. Sant said permit holders were upstanding citizens like retired police officers and doctors. I cant put these people in harms way like this, he said...
The name and address of any handgun permit holder shall be a public record, he said, reading a section of New York State law. In my opinion, he added, there is not a lot of room for interpretation.
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I'm kind of surprised at the NY Times exposing Gannett's hypocrisy having armed guards.
Do as I say, not as I do.
They kind of remind me of the Westboro Baptist group. Trying to stir things up just because they can.
Possible of getting people killed this rat piece of garbage is on dangerous ground.
A little scared are they?
You start a fire you better be prepared to put it out. Friggin SOCIALISTS/MARXISTS.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence........ precedent
FReepmail me if you want on or off my New York ping list.
Gee I wonder what the press is going to do with our healthcare information now that the government has it....
They are demonstrating their basic cowardice without even seeing the irony.
Will they at least attend her funeral?
Will they report her murder?
Will they refrain from anguished hand wringing about the evils of guns when they do?
Who did they put in harms way with the publication! Libtards!
Obviously there is going to be a spike in breakin’s and stolen guns. But at least the theives will be armed to protect themselves now.
The Gannett family is guarded by guns but it is just not good for you little people.
The safety of Ms Hassan’s employees is of no concern to me after she put the safety of legal permit holders in jeapordy by publilshing their names.
Were the armed guards’ names and addresses among those published?
This isn't concealed carry. It's simple possession at your home or business and at a range.
LOL! Happy New Year!
Correct, my bad.
“Newspaper That Put Gun Permit Map Online Hires Armed Guards”
This is good. The leftist cowards feel threatened. Leftist understand and react to three things:
1. Threats of violence.
President Reagan understood that.
****** “Were the armed guards names and addresses among those published?” ******
Inquiring minds want to know.
Might want to start a little war between the fish wrap vendors.
Thanks for the ping!
Next up: a boycott of that “news” rag by both advertisers, and subscribers... followed by bankruptcy announcement.
I hope I catch the latter announcement! :^)
Does Richmond Hill ring a bell?