Newspaper sparks outrage for publishing names, addresses of gun owners

Even Worse, Gunless citizens can thank the Journal News for alerting criminals that they cannot defend themselves. Merry Christmas Violent home invaders!


(CNN) — An interactive map showing the names and addresses of all handgun permit-holders in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties has drawn a response from mostly disgruntled readers since it was posted Saturday on a newspaper’s website.

The interactive map published by the Journal News, prompting more than 1,300 comments as of Tuesday, allows readers to zoom in on red dots that indicate which residents are licensed to own pistols or revolvers.

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