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Fury After Paper Publishes Names, Addresses of Legal Pistol Owners in New York

•, Erica Ritz
 The article, titled “Map: Where are the gun permits in your neighborhood?,” reads:
The map indicates the addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties. Each dot represents an individual permit holder licensed to own a handgun — a pistol or revolver. The data does not include owners of long guns — rifles or shotguns — which can be purchased without a permit. Being included in this map does not mean the individual at a specific location owns a weapon, just that they are licensed to do so.
Data for all permit categories, unrestricted carry, premises, business, employment, target and hunting, is included, but permit information is not available on an individual basis.
To create the map, The Journal News submitted Freedom of Information requests for the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. By state law, the information is public record.

5 Comments in Response to

Comment by Powell Gammill
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I'd be angry too if I was a home owner who's home just got outed as undefended by firearms while my neighbor was marked as armed and ready.

Comment by J E Andreasen
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I wrote Editor CynDee Royle  (It really DOES sound like a pornstar stage name) as follows:

Best Wishes from the Katyn Forrest v=Geu0R4xGAi4

I am sure that you have received  copious hate mail since publishing the NY handgun permit data.  I though about joining the chorus, but reconsidered.  Until... 

Until a fellow commenting about your stunt posted a video clip.  He noted that you would willingly wield the handgun as shown in the clip.  Watch and see if you do not agree. 

I wish that no harm shall befall you and yours.  It certainly will not be at my behest.

But, a truly horrifying civil war is coming to this land.  Your ideological allies have been goading it into fruition for a very long time.  And, you just won't let up  Your little stunt pushed up the onset a notch.

Enjoy the movie clip.  And, finally, consider the fate of the Sondercommando by Mr. Stalin's soul-mate, a Mr. A. Hitler ...  They dutifully manned the gas chamber doors.  They told soothing lies to starving, naked, men-women-children.  They were loyal to the State.  Until...  Well, until they, themselves were thrown inside, and the door was slammed shut.  The look on their faces was one of absolute incredulity.  "Useful Idiots", someone once called them.  Exactly.



Comment by Tyger Gilbert
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And let your pistol speak for itself? 

Comment by Temper Bay
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 The Journal has an Editor, one who made the final decision to print this - Take your complaints and concerns directly, and personally, to him/her, where ever he may be, walking down the street, in a restaurant, in a store, at a movie. 

Comment by Powell Gammill
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Damned strait.  Now thieves know which homes are unsafe to rob.