from Silver Vigilante:
A New York paper has published the controversial: a detailed map of the location of the names of thousands of gun permit holders. ` The publication went forth with the map in the aftermath of the Connecticut massacre. The Journal News in Westchester County obtained the publicly available information from county clerks and published it earlier in the week in an article entitled “The Gun Owner Next Door.” Although the paper published the list as a matter of public safety, the net effects of the decision will be the exact opposite. As victims and individuals in the region noted, this list will notify criminals of which households carry arms and which do not, allowing them to maneuver their territories easier.
Having the names and addresses of more than 33,000 gun permit holders over two countries thanks to the Freedom of Information Act request, the paper published as a response to the recent shooting in Connecticut. ”We knew publication of the database would be controversial, but we felt sharing as much information as we could about gun ownership in our area was important in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings,” said CynDee Royle, editor and vice president of the Journal News, a Gannett Publication.