Suburban NYC Paper Hires Armed Guards Over Response to Pistol Permit Maps


The Journal News of West Nyack, N.Y., has hired armed security guards to defend its offices after receiving a torrent of phone calls and emails responding to the paper’s publication of the names and addresses of area residents with pistol permits, reports Politico. RGA Investigations, a private security company, “is doing private security at on location at the Journal News as a result of the negative response to the article,” said the Rockland County Times.

After the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Ct., the Gannett-owned Journal News published interactive maps showing the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties. Conservatives and gun rights advocates protested the paper’s move; on Monday, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association urged a boycott of the paper’s advertisers, calling it a “wanton act” that “has put in harm’s way tens of thousands of lawful license holders.”

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