Newspaper Hires Armed Guards After It Enraged The Community By Publishing Info On Local Gun Owners


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(Business Insider) – A New York state newspaper is taking drastic steps to protect its staff  after it enraged gun owners in two counties.

 

The Journal News, a Gannett-owned newspaper in Westchester, N.Y., published  a map showing the names and addresses of licensed gun owners in Westchester  and Rockland counties.

The Journal News tried to do the same for Putnam County, but the newspaper’s  request for records was denied because of the outrage the map had already caused  in Westchester County.

That outrage was so intense the newspaper resorted to hiring  armed security guards to man its headquarters after receiving multiple  threats, The Rockland Country Times reported Tuesday.

The threats were reportedly so concerning, Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn  McBride filed at least two reports with local police.

One reader decided to use a different tactic to express his anger at the  newspaper.

After the map was published, incensed reader Christopher Fountain used  his blog to release the name, home address, and phone number of the paper’s  publisher, editor, and the reporters behind the map.

 

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One response to “Newspaper Hires Armed Guards After It Enraged The Community By Publishing Info On Local Gun Owners

  • Janet Thomas

    I think it’s ironic that the people carrying guns tell us we have nothing to fear, but when “challenged” they relied on such tactics that The Journal News had to
    play their game in order to feel protected.

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